St Mary Catholic Church
One of just two churches in Old Harar, St Mary Catholic Church is a haven of peace and a good spot if you need to unwind. It’s a French...
Ras Makonnen’s Palace
Don’t expect a fairy-tale castle. This late-19th-century ‘palace’ is a sharp-edged, charmless building currently under renovation....
Harar National Museum
This modest museum used to be housed in Ras Makonnen’s Palace, and may again after restoration work is finished. Much of the collection...
Lonely Planet review
Harar’s great mosque is the only one inside the wall big enough to host both men and women. The mosque was built in the 16th century, though according to local tradition, a mosque has stood on the site since the 12th century. While not architecturally distinct, its white-tile minarets can be seen from all over the city. It’s off-limits to non-Muslims.