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Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Italian architects used what had been an amalgamation of highland villages centuries earlier as an ideal blank canvas. Asmara is now Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site.

BY THOMAS MUKOYA | REUTERS

In an often-forgotten corner of the Horn of Africa, Eritrea’s capital boasts one of the world’s finest collections of early 20th-century architecture – with UNESCO awarding it World Heritage Site status earlier this year.

When Italy’s colonial experiment in Eritrea ended in 1941, it left behind an array of Rationalist, Futurist, Art Deco and other Modernist styles in Asmara, a city whose historic heart has changed little since the Italians lived and worked there. Continue reading Asmara: Exploring Eritrea’s UNESCO Certified Art-Deco Wonderland

Asmara Offers Cheap Flights to its Travelers

Cultural and economic fillip to the city. Cheap flights to Asmara city, which is now a World Heritage site, will encourage travelers to discover this least explored modernist city of Africa.

BY AFRICAN GLOBE

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea origins back some 700 years primarily as an Italian state. The area still has artistic flavors of Italian culture, architecture and culinary traditions.

Many tourists praise the country belonging to different religions particularly Islam and Christianity as the day starts with a prayer call for Muslims followed by Christians’ prayers from cathedral. It is the safest region of the entire Africa and a source of persistent attraction to the travelers who plan and get on flights to Asmara. Continue reading Asmara Offers Cheap Flights to its Travelers

Asmara – Krakow: Potential of Becoming Sister Cities?

Possibilities of establishing sister city relation between Asmara and Kraków, both World Heritage sites, in order to explore and promote cultural and commercial ties.

BY YARED TESFAY

Yesterday, I went to the City Hall in Krakow, Poland, to interview Prof. Jacek M Majchrowski, Mayor of the Royal Capital City of Kraków since 2002 (re-elected in 2006, 2010 and in 2014), a lawyer, historian, and a professor at Jagiellonian University.

He became a member of the Democratic Left Alliance, a major left-wing Polish political party, but suspended his membership for the duration of his mayorship in Kraków. Continue reading Asmara – Krakow: Potential of Becoming Sister Cities?

World Heritage Committee Inscribed Asmara as UNESCO World Heritage Site

BY TesfaNews

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, chaired by Jacek Purchla, founder and director of the International Cultural Center in Krakow, Poland inscribed Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading World Heritage Committee Inscribed Asmara as UNESCO World Heritage Site