Harar

Harar is in eastern Ethiopia some 400 km east of Addis Ababa. The journey from Addis to Harar travels through a diverse landscape including the Rift valley floor and its volcanoes and the high mountains of the Ahmar mountains.

Harar was established by Sultan Abu Beker Mohammed in 1520.

History Harar Historical City

Harar is the holiest city of Ethiopia's Muslim community, and is is believed to be the fourth-holiest city after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. The old City Wall of Harar is the main attraction and symbol of Islamic architecture. Harar has approximately 90 mosques, which form the largest concentration of mosques in the world. One of Harar's main attractions is the hyena man who feeds hyenas on the outskirts of the town every night.

Harar is also a very colorful place and watching the daily life of the people who inhabit this fascinating city, particulalry at the market is an enjoyable experience.

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