Axum City Tour

Start your day in Axum with a journey through its rich historical sites, beginning with the awe-inspiring Northern Stelae Park boasting ancient obelisks dating back to the 4th century AD. Then, immerse yourself in spiritual reverence at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, purportedly housing the sacred Ark of the Covenant. Amidst these explorations, indulge in the Ethiopian tradition of coffee with a vibrant and communal ceremony.

Embark on an afternoon adventure to the monumental Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, intricately carved from rock. Optionally, delve into the legends surrounding the Queen of Sheba’s Palace and Bath, though their historical veracity remains uncertain. Conclude your day in Axum by strolling through the bustling Main Square, absorbing the city’s daily rhythms and perhaps picking up a few souvenirs to commemorate your journey.


• Start your day with a visit to Northern Stelae Park. Here, you will see giant obelisks, some dating back to the 4th century AD. The tallest standing obelisk is 28 meters high.
• Next, head to the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia. This church is believed to house the Ark of the Covenant, a sacred chest said to contain the Ten Commandments.
• Take a break for a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Coffee is a way of life in Ethiopia, and the ceremony is a beautiful and social experience.

• In the afternoon, you can visit the Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal. These tombs are massive structures that were carved out of rock.
• You can also visit the Queen of Sheba's Palace and the Queen of Sheba's Bath, although there is no archaeological evidence to support these names.

• End your day with a visit to the Main Square, where you can see some of the city's daily life. You can also find some souvenirs here.

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Axum City Tour
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