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Merkato

Kenya St | Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 96 372 7196
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My name is Yared local Guide & Tour Organizer Addis Ababa City Tour Day Trips from Addis Ababa, Historical & heritage Tours Tribes Tours
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  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“spice market” (6 reviews)
“local guide” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kenya St | Addis Ketema, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 96 372 7196
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"open air market"
in 9 reviews
"spice market"
in 6 reviews
"local guide"
in 14 reviews
"amazing market"
in 4 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 6 reviews
"negotiate prices"
in 3 reviews
"huge market"
in 3 reviews
"leather products"
in 2 reviews
"wear closed shoes"
in 2 reviews
"endless shops"
in 2 reviews
"authentic taste"
in 2 reviews
"buying something"
in 2 reviews
"hard working people"
in 2 reviews
"african market"
in 3 reviews
"banana leaves"
in 2 reviews
"absolutely everything"
in 2 reviews
"east africa"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself and my colleague stayed in Addis Ababa for 2 full days. Tuesday 190618 we went to Merkato marked with Yared. Without Yared we would have been lost so i am very grateful i found him here on TripAdvisor. He took us out to an...More

1  Thank GudnyB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Merkato today during our first trip to Addis. We had the good fortune to have the terrific, knowledgeable and patient Yared as our guide. You MUST have a guide when you go. It was super crowded and we would not have seen...More

Thank Akwete R
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Yayehyrad T, Manager at Merkato, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We received warmly your review.Thank you for the great time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a frequent traveler, I alway check out the local markets, a favorite thing of mine to see and experience. I was super excited for Merkato, the largest market in Africa - and was not dissappointed! I usually travel around myself, however *everything* I read...More

3  Thank Lynne G
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I ventured in without a guide and missed a lot of it I'm sure. Massive marketplace. I was told by two locals to be on guard for thieves.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I had a half day layover in Addis Ababa, took the advice of many on this forum, and scheduled a last minute Addis Merkato tour with Yared (What's App: +251 96 372 7196). I definitely recommend visiting it for a few hours and going with...More

3  Thank Will_Travel_1122
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I went to mercarto once in y own and was completely overwhelmed with the place, I recently went back and found a guide to come with me who explained the whole area and made it an amazing place to experience. Would definitely recommend a visit...More

3  Thank carrot57
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tour through the Merkato Market: This Market is amazing big and very interesting. You can find everything there. It is advisable to take a guide to go there, because you will get lost and it is very crowded. I can highly recommend GETAHUN as a...More

2  Thank annikames
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Hole in the wall. Must see. Feels like stepping into 1940 Italian shop. Absolutely best coffee I had in Addis. But don’t drink if you want to sleep anytime soon. You buy coffee at fron and they give you plastic chit you take to back....More

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We took a half day tour with Yarad (yayehyradt@yahoo.com, +251 963 727 196) and had a great experience. He will pick you up at your hotel and drop you after tour is done. You will see parts of the market you would not normally see,...More

1  Thank msturgeon3
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you are looking for a tour of this amazing market in Addis I would highly recommend GETAHUN as a guide. He will ensure an interesting and reliable tour, giving you the freedom to explore and introducing you to the local customs and language. His...More

2  Thank Lo1994
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Anna P
15 July 2016|
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Response from Yayehyrad T | Property representative |
Merkato Market open all days except Sunday Starting from 8am -6pm!!!
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KieranFabian
30 March 2016|
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Response from Lynne G | Reviewed this property |
Everyone only wantes Birr from me... most don't know conversion rate either. And taxis are a NIGHTMARE in all of Addis for tourists. I think one of the worst cities in the world to take a taxi in. Of course everybody takes... More
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유진 김
9 September 2015|
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Response from abletokhuna | Reviewed this property |
Lots of stuff. Department store for the city. Junk recycled, new stuff, old, second-hand, etc. Get guide and be careful.
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