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Meskel Square

Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“big square” (3 reviews)
“running track” (2 reviews)
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Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a big square with seating facility. its near to airport. Tourists cant do much in the square. Hawkers are present selling trinkets.

Thank Sunil G
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A square. A huge square. With a lot of traffic around it and difficult to cross any street. And a lot, and I really mean a lot of people trying to sell you needless and useless thing but even worse take care of the pickpockets...More

Thank frans1954
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is a square in the city of Addis Ababa, often used as a site for public gathering but as well utilized for festivals, such as the Meskel Festival from which its name derives. The Meskel Festival has been celebrated for more than 1,600 years,...More

Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

made a trip across town to visit and all we found was a large car park and a local trade fair selling goods you can buy anywhere in Addis Ababa. It appears to be surrounded by the remains of the seating for an old stadium.

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is more of a landmark for driving than anything else. No worth your time going to see. Watch out for pick pocketers here.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Probably interesting during an event but if you happen to get there, its' OK but don't get out of your way.

Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Like many squares in capital cities Meskel meaning Cross is more important as a place of national manifestation, than as an attractive site to be. There is no shade, just an awful lot of concrete and highways with heavy traffic. Not a place to hang...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Fun to see it, as we drove around it numerous times and walked there once. A hub of activity for locals especially runners. Place to meet those who live in Addis.

Thank alaskalodge
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Meskel Square gets its name from the Meskel festival that has been celebrated for over 1600 years..It is a large publicsquare in the heart of Addis anana city.Early in the morning came across youngsters practicing their football skills on the hard concrete ground of Meskel...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Go here in a afternoon and experience how Ethiopians love sports! From soccer to running, and across the street a busy road with a subway line....What an experience!

Thank Youssouf T
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