Asmara is a city of many parts. Call it a showcase of Italian architecture or a contemporary medieval getaway and you won’t be wrong. Despite going through seasons of turmoil and unrest, Asmara has done a remarkable job with the preservation of its historical heritage. Little wonder this destination has now become the darling of western tourists. Its unspoilt architectural landscape and tourist-friendly populace has positioned Asmara as a go-to destination for a well-deserved spring vacation. Here are places you should add to your itinerary when planning to visit this little city situated on the horn of Africa.
1. Liberation Avenue
Some call it little Rome. A beautiful avenue for an unforgettable evening walk. It comes alive at night with lots of fun and entertaining things to do.
2. The Tank Graveyard
A resting place for huge military tanks, trucks and other relics of war.
3. Fiat Tagliero
A vivid landmark of historical importance. Built over 80 years ago with a futuristic outlook, the fiat is an impressive demonstration of atmospheric Italian art deco architecture.
4. Asmara Cathedral
A stunning iconic building with a good tourist appeal. Masses are conducted regularly while visitors are also welcome to explore. Be sure to check out gift shops located around the building.
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