One day trip with an experienced guide in the old Addis Abeba to see things that worth visiting because they will be a true discovery
Arada is the centre of a city founded only a bit more than one hundred years ago. Italians that tried to colonize Ethiopia called it Piassa. The name Arada means something like “gatherings”, and Arada deserves this name both when you look for the quiet at Saint George Church or for nice cafès, artistic galleries, cinemas, theatres. Layers of time are visible in the architecture of Armenian neighbours or Italian style buildings. Churches are places both for worship and education, as you will see attending a lesson where liturgical music is taught by playing the “begena”, a big bass-lyre with a “buzz” sound. Walking around Piassa and Addis Abeba centre with an experienced cultural guide is a way to see things that worth visiting because they will be a true discovery.
. appointment at 9 am at Tiglachin, breakfast at one of the most famous pastry in the city; walking across old Addis Abeba; lunch at Taytu Hotel; Armenian quarter; begena’s liturgical music lesson; visit a shop of handicraft products run by a social project