Mogadishu - the capital of Somalia
The black continent is one of the mostattractive places in the world for tourists looking for exotic and thrill. However, today many African countries, and their cities are in a state of civil war or are not very good reputation. For example, the capital of Somalia is one of the cities, not too loyal to their guests.
Although this Mogadishu - the main city and port of the country - has a convenient location, a lot of historical monuments, offers not only cultural, but also beach vacation.
The name of the capital is translated as "the placeSpent the Shah. " This place name appeared in the days when the city was ruled by the Persians. The second title of the capital - Hamar. Mogadishu has always been at the crossroads of trade routes, so those wishing to take power was a lot. At the end of the XI century it was colonized by people from the Arabian Peninsula. Archaeological excavations in the vicinity of the capital confirmed trade relations with China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. In the Middle Ages became part of Mogadishu Portuguese colony, then it was captured by the troops of the Sultan of Zanzibar. Then it was bought by the Italians, when they got the capital city status.
Already in the twentieth century there were noted British. It was only in 1960, after gaining independence, Mogadishu has become a full-fledged capital of an independent African state. Unfortunately, the power struggle does not cease to this day, and therefore the number of tourists is minor.
Mogadishu is no worse than neighboring capitalsAfrican countries can be proud of its monuments and sights. A historic center, the so-called old town Hammaveyn could tell a lot of amazing stories visitors guests.
Another place with a strong nationalcolor - Bakara market, its name translates from the Somali language as a "storage". The political, military and economic situation in the country led to the fact that the main products on the market - it is agricultural products and weapons. In addition, you can buy fake passports and, in general, any kind of documents and certificates, which, of course, does not bring good fame to this place, where once there was a trade of souvenirs made in the folk traditions of Somalia.
There were in the country and other places, which soughtget the tourists, among them: Kismayo, one of the most beautiful national parks; Hargeisa park; Museum, located in the palace Garesy. Parks gave the tourists a unique opportunity to touch the world of wild nature, to see the real life of the representatives of the African fauna. And in Garesy Palace houses one of the most important museums, the exhibits which are related to Somali history and local lore.