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Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be ready to be harassed by teenager beggars gang. Better not to walk alone, they will surround you and harass for money.

Thank Mani B
Reviewed 25 August 2018

It´s the city main square, and does´t really look like one, but wherever you go you end up crossing it... not much to say really

Thank Connector302515
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The large Square in the middle of the city (near the old stadium) is where people gather to run, play football, and dit and talk. While we were there one school was also holding a graduation so the parking lot was filled. In recent days...More

Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 26 July 2018

i have been there for several time. the most amazing thing is in the morning time, the morning sun hits the places directly from sky and laid on those stairs. and filled with the people of Addis Ababa, forigners, and also travelers. when those happens...More

Thank yohan m
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Meskal (meaning Cross in Ahmeric) Square is a large venue for large crowds. Buses park there on the weekends taking people to the nearby Stadium. Not much to see unless there is an event happening. If you are a foreigner, you will be approached by...More

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Meskel Square, used to be known as Revolutionary Square between 1974 - 1991, is Addis Ababa's central plaza where public speeches and demonstrations take place. It is named after the founding of the True Cross Jesus has been crucified on. This religious celebration is recently...More

Thank Muluken G
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It’s just a big space. Nothing to see or do. There’s tourist information and some bus offices. Be careful, gangs of muggers operate in the area.

1  Thank traveller-chris-77
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

1  Thank Sunil G
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

2  Thank frans1954
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

1  Thank Martin Z
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