"HARAR - HOLY MUSLIM CITY IN ETHIOPIA" Harer by hanspeter_W.

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HARAR - RICH CULTURAL CITY - LIKE OPEN AIR MUSEUM

The city is located on a hilltop, in the eastern extension of the Ethiopian highlands about five hundred kilometers from Addis Ababa with an elevation of 1,885 meters
For centuries, Harar has been a major commercial centre, linked by the trade routes with the rest of Ethiopia, the entire Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and, through its ports, the outside world.

Harar Jugol has been included in the World Heritage List in 2006 by UNESCO in recognition of its cultural heritage.[2] According to UNESCO, it is "considered 'the fourth holy city' of Islam" with 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th century, and 102 shrines.[3][4]

Harar is also famous for its distinctive, natural processed coffees which bear the same name

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  • Pros:FREE OPEN AIR MUSEUM
  • Cons:POOR IN GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS
  • In a nutshell:A MUST TO SEE IN ETHIOPIA TRAVEL
  • Last visit to Harer: Nov 2012
  • Intro Written Nov 25, 2012
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