Derg Bombing Monument


Southwest of the ‘bazaar’, the intriguing monument in the roundabout is a memorial to the victims of the Derg bombing in Hawzien.

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Nearby Mekele attractions

1. New Market

0.17 MILES

The city's main market is busy but not Ethiopia's most interesting – its stallholders mostly sell modern household goods and the sort of clothes of…

2. Lucy Park

0.22 MILES

Small and slightly scruffy stand of green in the city centre.

5. Yohannes IV Museum


The Italian-designed stone palace built for Emperor Yohannes IV (r 1872–89) is now an interesting museum. Although the palace itself is undergoing a…

8. Mikael Church

0.54 MILES

Crowds of pilgrims throng here on St Mikael's saint day.