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Djibouti City

Culture of Djibouti City. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Djibouti attracts travelers with unique natural sights and monuments of architecture. Holidays in the city will appeal to those who love walks and sightseeing tours of the picturesque places. Another attractive feature of Djibouti is the relatively low number of tourists; the pleasant atmosphere of harmony and tranquility reigns in the streets. The magnificent Presidential Palace rising near the coast has always been the city's main symbol. The building designed in the original neo-Moorish style is striking with its grandeur. It is worth noting that the city has preserved quite a lot of buildings dating back to the colonial period. Interesting historic mansions and palaces can be found in every part of the city.
Djibouti has started accepting tourists from other countries not so long ago, so this place is not yet crowded and you can enjoy silence and picturesque nature. Grandiose volcanoes, crystal … Open
An equally interesting attraction is Le Marche Central (Central Market) located in the south of Djibouti. It has long been turned from an ordinary marketplace into a recognizable landmark, which is known far beyond the country's borders. The colorful market attracts holidaymakers with an abundance of goods. In the market, it is possible to buy some “qat” absolutely legally. This flowering plant is a soft drug that is widely spread among locals and travelers.
Connoisseurs of theatrical art must visit L'Escale, a beautiful theater presenting a wide variety of performances to the audience. Many interesting cultural events take place at L'Escale during various national holidays. Walking along the waterfront past the Presidential Palace, one can get to a yacht port, which is considered to be another important city attraction. The picturesque waterfront area remains the most attractive place to walk. Here you can always meet leisurely strolling tourists and locals even at night. Copyright
The national cuisine of Djibouti has inherited a lot of interesting traditions from Ethiopian cooking. Local dishes are quite simple but distinguished by an incomparable taste. Delicacies … Open
Besides vast desert plains, Djibouti boasts of several wonderful lakes, excursions to which remain the favorite entertainment for travelers. A unique natural attraction is Lake Assal that was formed in a deep crater and lies 153 meters below sea level. The lake is surrounded by incredibly beautiful volcanic landscapes on all sides. Tourists have a unique opportunity to stroll through the fields of hardened lava and admire the wild beauty. The famous lake is locally known under the nickname Bay of Demons. The attraction was named so because of the unique volcanic landscapes.
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Unique spots in Djibouti City and near

Afar Depression

From the series “Amazing Land Areas Below the Sea Level”
The tiny country Djibouti, whose almost entire territory is the desert, is a site of the Afar Valley - the second-lowest valley on Earth. It is located 155 meters below sea level and has the variable depth that depends on the shore line of Lake Assal. The shores of the lake are the deepest in Africa. The nearby Tajur Golf feeds the water basin with the underground streams even in the drought. … Read further
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