About Anwar Mosque

It is a nice mosque with hospitable people. It is a historic mosque which was built when Ethiopia was not free to muslims. The main attractive point in the mosque is, it is located in the famous open air  MARKET MERKATO. Especially on Fridays this is a must see mosque as every one gathers for prayer. Anwar Mosque is the symbol of Islamic faith in the African Continent and Ethiopia . It is abeautifully and aesthetically designed mosque worth a visit for all Muslims. It is a big mosque with beautifully decorated walls and roofs on the inside. Once a grenade attack during the evening prayers wounded at least 10 people at the biggest mosque in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa but terror attack or no the mosque has been the cynosure for the  devout since its very inception.


Must See

  • It is the Biggest Mosque in the city which is centre of attraction for Muslims.
  • This is a Historic Mosque which was built when Ethiopia was not free to Muslims.
  • It is the Oldest and the Biggest Mosque located in the open air of MERKATO market.

How to reach

5 km You can use Yellow taxis.

Taxi fare: 120 to 180 birrs.


  • You may have to pay additional 1 birr for your luggage or for  keeping of shoes.
  • Women should be fully covered which includes their hair before entering the mosque.
  • Photography is allowed.
  • Beware of pickpockets.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait for getting in as there will be much rush.


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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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