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Sholla Market

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Fikremariam Aba Techan Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Megenagna, Off Kenenisa Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 96 372 7196
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Good advise - Visit Sholla Market to experience a true Ethiopian Day to Day Market. The Sholla Market is a maze of alleys filled with life and products; friendly traders selling vegetables, spices, frankincense, traditional dresses along Chinese T shirts and jeans, Ethiopian woven baskets...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank zephne2018
Yayehyrad T, Manager at Sholla Market, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Great.We thank you for the review about Shola market what taking place the real life style of the people!

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Shola market is bustling! You can find everything from food and spices, to clothing and home goods. It’s worth a visit but I recommend traveling their with a guide. Wear covered shoes and beware of pickpockets.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TheRealKhalilah
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Busy local market with everything from plastic buckets through to locally made goods. Fun to haggle but don't over do it, people need to make a living. All the smells and sounds of Addis Ababa.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Doug C
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning is a lot less chaotic and crowded, although that also means less vendors and stores. The market offers everything from the fermented banana, coffee, spices, clothes, and basically anything you can think of needing. Most of the vendors didn’t mind you poking around...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 23 June 2017

oh dear! Our guide did not want to take us here! be careful he warned. your mobile will be stolen. What nonsense! it could be stolen anywhere!. this is a chaotic place where you see very few tourists. local smells, alley ways of clothing, shoes,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is a crowded and hectic place. So many things that one may need is here. Some people may find smell a bit offensive but its certainly worth a visit. If you go in alone make sure you know how to get out, I was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank TravelbugCanada2014
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Smaller and less chaotic than the more famous Merkako. If you like to spend time wandering through markets just to see what there is, this is a good place to go. Spices, lentils, coffee, fruits and vegetables, kitchen wares, clothing... Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Go-to market for baskets, coffee ceremony supplies and non-traditional clothing. A little bit of everything here and a great cultural experience.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ChrisKNFAM
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Definitely get a guide if you feel nervous being in such cramped quarters...really interesting and bought some spices and scarf...the people are super friendly though :)

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Nicolini22
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I found several good bargains in Shola Market. It is the first market of choice by my family in Addis as it's not as crowded as Merkarto Market

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Terry W
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