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Ethiopia - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Harar

Muslims refer to the historic walled citadel of Harar Jugol as the City of Saints and regard it to be world's fourth-holiest city after Mecca.  Harar is also Ethiopia's most important repository of Islamic landmarks, with 82 mosques and 438 Awaach (shrines of important Islamic scholars) crammed into its 48 hectares. The city's lively markets and unique gey gar (city houses) are relicts of the many centuries when Harar served as the most important trade emporium in the Horn of Africa, linking the ports of the Somali coast to the fertile Ethiopian interior. Harar Jugol was inscribed as a UNESCO, World Heritage Site in 2006.