The Best Things to Do in Asmara

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Asmara

4.3
World heritage site · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks

Popular things to do in Asmara

Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Architectural Building
Cattedrale di Asmara
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Fiat Tagliero ©
Architectural Building
Fiat Tagliero
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
Landmark
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Architectural Building
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems. According to oral tradition, four clans of the area waged war against each other until the women of each clan decided that peace can only come through unification of the tribes--hence the city's name, meaning "they made them unite" in Tigrinya. A trip to Little Rome, as the Italians called the city, reveals the most concentrated assemblage of Modernist architecture in the world, thanks to the Italian architects who used the town as an "empty canvas" during the 1930s. Soak in the atmosphere in Asmara's attractions, including museums, cathedrals, and piazzas. Plan your vacation with our Eritrea tour itinerary maker app and discover the best things to do in Asmara.

Hidden gems in Asmara

Cinema Roma ©
Architectural Building
Cinema Roma
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Cinema Impero ©
Fun & Games
Cinema Impero
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Monument
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque ©
Architectural Building
Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Asmara

Qohaito ©
Ruin
Qohaito Debub Region
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Former Imperial Palace ©
Castle
Former Imperial Palace Massawa
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Metera ©
Ruin
Metera Senafe
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Old railway station ©
Architectural Building
Old railway station Massawa
1.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Asmara

Synagogue of Asmara ©
Religious Site
Synagogue of Asmara
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church ©
Church
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Asmara

National Museum Asmara ©
Museum
National Museum Asmara
3.7
Duration: 1 hour

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