Africa's biggest open
Mercato - Addis Central Market5
Why locals love it
Mercato is the biggest outdoor market not only in Addis Ababa or Ethiopia but in the whole of Africa. The must see parts of Merkato include the Spice Market, the hand made baskets market, and second hand items market. It is closed on Sundays
Why you should visit it
Mercato is especially interesting for the fact that it is a museum of locals . You can meet different people who come from the more than 90 tribes of Ethiopia and communicate in Amharic language. The order of trading here is bargaining.
Locally produced spices which are really cheap. In Merkato market, bargaining for price is how buying/selling goes.
Mercato - Addis Central Marketኢትዮጵያ