The walled city of Harar is an ancient (1520) and a great center of Islamic learning and the fourth holiest town in the world have more than hundred mosques concentrated in the wall. Always an important trading centre, the city is famous for its ancient buildings, its great city walls and fine wreaking and beautifully bound old Islamic manuscript A town of mosques, minarets and holy shrines, The city is well known for its superb handicrafts that include woven textiles, basket ware, silverware and handsomely bound books, Harar has been a place of pilgrimage from all over the world for many years.
Harar’s attractions are:
– The City Walls
– The City Walls, and the narrow streets lined with traditional Harari gegar houses.
– Rimbaud House
– A Fine building traditional house dating from the period when the French poet Rimbaud lived in Harar.
– The Hyena Man