Popular Destinations in Eritrea
Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea. The city is famed for its Italian
colonial buildings. The extensive architecture in the city arrays from the
airplane-shaped Fiat Tagliero service station to the art deco cinemas.
Former governor's palace is a grand structure that dates from the 19th
century. Located close to the palace is the ornate Opera House, constructed
in the early 1900s in an assortment of styles. An excellent place to visit
for history lovers, the National Museum of Eritrea is home to cultural and
archaeological exhibits. Located near the museum is the Grand Mosque
featuring Islamic-style domes and minaret. Medebar Market sells goods made
from recycled everyday items. The Central Market in Asmara offers fresh
produce, local handicrafts, pottery, and spices. There is a railway that
runs along the edge of an escarpment from Asmara to Massawa and offers
views of rocky peaks and valleys.
Massawa is a port city in Eritrea. The city is located on Africa's Red Sea
coast. The old town in Massawa boasts a blend of Egyptian, Ottoman, and
Italian architecture reflecting the city's rich history. Notable buildings
in the city include the St. Mariam Cathedral and Imperial Palace. Located
in proximity to the cathedral, 3 tanks form a monument that commemorates
the people who died in Eritrea's civil wars. A well-maintained boat-system
is operated to secluded Green Island, which offers lovely beaches and
picnic shelters. The city is also a jumping-off point for the Dahlak
Archipelago, including over 100 remote islands with coral reefs. A railway
is operated along the border of an escarpment from Massawa to Asmara, with
stunning vistas of rugged peaks and valleys.
Formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit, Keren is the second-largest city in
Eritrea. The city is located about 91 kilometres northwest of Asmara at an
altitude of 1,390 metres above sea-level. Keren stretches on an extensive
basin surrounded by imposing mountains on all sides. Home to the Bilen
people, the city serves as the capital of the Anseba region.