"Keren The Tranquil Hilltown" Keren by janiebaxter

Keren Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 59 photos


You can visit Keren from Asmara in a day. The road is good and not too busy. It is Eritreas third largest town and is on a small plateau surronded by mountains. The camel market is worth a visit to see the camels which are used to transport wood and other goods

The Hill Villages

The hill villages around Keren are very small and traditional. People are quite shy, but don't mind you looking around. This village was a mix of Christians and Muslims - the Muslim houses had a crescent on the roof and the Christian ones a cross.

The Cathedrals

The Old Cathedral is very charming and small, and is dwarfed by the imposing new Cathedral

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty to see and can be visited in a day from Asmara
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:A Pleasant Hill Town
  • Last visit to Keren: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2007 at 3:19 PM

    I agree with Grete, a nice place to wander around for a while....

  • grets's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2007 at 11:42 AM

    Keran looks like a nice place to spend some time wandering around.


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