What To See in Meqele

Meqele, the second most important city in Ethiopia, and the economic & political capital of Tigrai, is also referred to as the Northern Star or City of Competing Castles.

If you just happen to Meqele for any reason, you are highly advised to visit the following places in addition to your own to-do-list.

1. Hatsey Yohannes IV Museum
2. Martyrs Monumemt
3. Mai Cheleanqua
4. Gereb Be’ati (SAERT)
5. Chom’a
6. Romanat
7. Dejach Abraha Castle, Feleg Daero
And nearby sites, half to full day tours
8. Cheleqot (www.hadgi.com/cheleqot)
9. Kokholo Yohannes
10. Mai Derhu & Emba Aradom

Other notable landmarks include the churches Enda Medhanialem, Enda Gabir, Enda Iyesus, Enda Mariam, Enda Selassie, and Enda Tekle Haimanot. A local market has been held every Monday since at least 1890. Qedamay Woyane is the biggest market complex in the city.

After your tour you can enjoy in one of it classic traditional restaurants, nightclubs and coffee houses.