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lalebella-5.jpg harar-house.jpg HARAR  
“The Land of Emirs” No journey along Ethiopia’s fabled historic route would be complete without a visit to the medieval walled city of Harar which stands amid green mountains on the east wall of the Great Ethiopian Rift Valley. Harar has managed to retain the charm of the medieval character and past glory. The culture diversity is best expressed in the old market and Grand Mosque of (Al-Jami), which dominates the center of the city. Near the mosque stands the imposing octagonal cathedral of Medhane-Alem, which contains a gallery of traditional religious works. Harar is a city where tall, graceful, maidens in long, extravagantly flowing colored dresses come to barter and buy amongst the elegant Moorish archways.   The Walls of Harar - built in the early 16th century, the walls are designated after the city of Harar. The Walls have 5 arched gates inviting to the city's popular basket works, variety of fruits and colorfully decorated costumes of Hararie women. The city of Harar is considered as the 4th holy city of Islam.