Asmara, Eritrea
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, is a hidden gem located in the Horn of Africa. Known for its well-preserved colonial Italian architecture, Asmara offers a unique blend of African culture and Italian style. The city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its distinctive modernist architecture. Asmara is also known for its pleasant climate, vibrant markets, and welcoming locals. This itinerary will guide you through the city's most iconic sights and experiences.

What to do in Asmara?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Asmara. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring Asmara's Architectural Marvels


Start your day with a visit to the Fiat Tagliero Building, an iconic example of Italian modernist architecture designed to resemble an airplane. Next, head to the Cathedral of Asmara, a beautiful Romanesque church with a towering bell tower that offers panoramic views of the city.


Explore the National Museum of Eritrea, where you can learn about the country's rich history and cultural heritage. Take a leisurely stroll along Liberation Avenue, admiring the colonial buildings and stopping for coffee at one of the charming cafes.


Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, sampling traditional Eritrean dishes such as injera with zigni. End your day with a walk around the Harnet Avenue, experiencing the lively atmosphere of Asmara at night.

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