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We were driven through the Chiromeda Market just to get a taste of the atmosphere which is colourful and busy. The market covers a huge area and it would be easy to get lost in the maze of streets and alleys, so we felt fortunate...More
one noisy street with shops along it, almost nothing interesting to buy but dresses. after 30 minutes moved to the Merkato by public minivan departing on the bottom end of the market 100 meters on the street on the right.
The Merkato was way better...More
Maercato is overwhelming in size and fun but maybe not the best if you want to buy stuff as tourist. Chi Rome day ia lots of lovely Ethiopian made goods at reasonable prices. Walk around before you purchase because there is a lot of duplication...More
Well worth a wander round and look at the wide variety of stuff for sale. Particularly liked the stalls with local tribal crafts.
They will be surprised if you accept the first price, have a bit of fun and haggle.
Stopped by the Chiromeda Market after visiting the Merkato. The Chiromeda market is about about 500m long and basically 1 main street and 2 intersecting streets, with stalls/stores on each side selling mostly womens' dresses. So unless you're looking for a dress or to visit...More
The market is on the road to Entoto near the Shiro Meda bus station which is well connected to the city as there are express buses to this station from both Bole and Mexico square.
There are a great number of shops selling textiles: traditional...More
I would recommend Chiromeda Market as a great place for Ethiopian clothes. I have also been told the prices here are better than other more touristy locations such as near the post office.
However, when we last visited it was near Christmas so prices were...More