Exploring Tourism in Eritrea
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The Old Steam Train In Africa

The railway between Asmara and Massawa and from Asmara to Keren was initially established in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The railway was functioning until 1975 but was destroyed completely during the war. Sadly the once-proud stations, the tracks and beautiful works of engineering were reduced to rubble by the colonists who used them as trenches.


Keren grew around the Eritrean Railway to Asmara . ​Attractions in the city include the nineteenth-century Tigu Egyptian fort, the St Maryam Deari chapel, lying in a baobab tree, the 1920s former railway station, the old mosque, Sayed Bakri Mausoleum, British Army and Italian Army cemeteries and local markets. The nearby sixth century Debre Sina monastery is also known for its cave dwellings.


Massawa is a port city in Eritrea, on Africa's Red Sea coast. In the old town, on Massawa Island, a mix of Italian, Egyptian and Ottoman architecture reflects the city's colorful history. On nearby Taulud Island, notable buildings include the crumbling, war-damaged Imperial Palace and St. Mariam Cathedral. Near the cathedral, 3 tanks form a monument commemorating those who died

The Ancient Port Of Adulis

The port of Adulis was one of greatest significance in Antiquity. It is best known for its role in Aksumite trade during the fourth – seventh centuries AD. It is connected to Aksum in Ethiopia by a tortuous mountain route to Qohaito, thence across the plateau to the city itself. However it is also a major port of the Periplus


Zalambessa (Ge'ez: ዛላምበሳ) is a town located on the Ethiopian border. is part of the Misraqawi (Eastern) Zone of the Tigray Region It is about 37 kilometers north of Adigrat History Zalambessa was a village that was fortified by Italian colonial forces. The fortifications were taken over by the Ethiopian military in 1952 when Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia. The older village

Gedam Tsaeda Emba

The Tsaeda Emba Monastery in Anseba region has been registered as one of the major tourist destination sites in Eritrea at large and the region in particular, stated Aba Woldekidan from the monastery.  He noted that Tsaeda Emba Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the country, and its uniqueness as regards location and cultural treasures in it constitute major


Hamelmalo is a village situated some 15 kilometers from Keren on the way to Nakfa. The site is famous for its college of agriculture where students graduate  in Agricultural Economy, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Extension, Agronomy, Animal Science, Horticulture, Land and Environmental Resources, as well as Veterinary Science.

Omhajer Town

Omhajer Subregion is a subregion in the western Gash-Barka region (Zoba Gash-Barka) of Eritrea. Its capital lies at Omhajer. The area has a patented history with the Italians and the struggle between the Eritreans and Ethiopians. Gash-Setit and Omhajer District is often referred to as "the breadbasket of Eritrea" because the area is agriculturally rich and more fertile than most of

The Lake Abha-bada

Gazing from a distance, the place looks like a hole in the surface of the earth facing towards the sky. But upon a closer look one can see that it is a pristine and eerily still lake in the middle of an arid and desert like area. Flanked by crescent shaped hill on one side and sand dunes on the


Aligider is located ten kilometers to the west of Teseney in the country of Eritrea. It is part of the Teseney sub-zone and has a diverse population. It is considered the last settlement in Eritrea before reaching the Sudanese Border and is located in the lowlands. Agriculture, livestock raising and trade are very important to the economy of the area. Aligider