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Sholla Market

Fikremariam Aba Techan Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Megenagna, Off Kenenisa Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 96 372 7196
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Addis Ababa can be overwhelming to visitors but I am here to make you feel at home. I will share my local view and show you around.
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Fikremariam Aba Techan Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Megenagna, Off Kenenisa Ave, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank zephne2018
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Yayehyrad T, Manager at Sholla Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank TheRealKhalilah
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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.

Thank Doug C
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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

Thank loveDCA
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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

Thank RichardDenise
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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

Thank TravelbugCanada2014
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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.

Thank Travellingchaos
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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.

Thank ChrisKNFAM
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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 :)

Thank Nicolini22
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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

Thank Terry W
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