Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and was founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II.
It means new flower and is located at the foothills of the Entoto Mountains. It is known to be the third highest capital city in the world.
Today, Addis Ababa serves as an important administrative center not only for Ethiopia for the whole continent of Africa.
It is home to a multitude of embassies and international organizations, including the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Organization of African Union.
Places to visit include: Emperor Haile Selassie's Grand Palace, the National Museum, Emperor Menelik's Square, the Tiglachin Monument, the Freedom Tower, Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square, the Lion of Judah Monument, the Entoto Mariam Church, the National Theater, Patriots Memorial, Merkato, the Abune Petros Memorial, and Taitu Hotel, to name a few.