Tank Graveyard, Asmara

2.5
Originally a junkyard that later became a monument honoring the 30-year-long war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Tank Graveyard sits piled with demolished armored vehicles, military tanks, and other vestiges of war. Even though this landmark looks like a mountain of scattered iron at a first glance, it stands as a significant historical remembrance of the country's hardships on the road to achieving independence. Most of all, it serves as a symbol of Eritrean final victory over Ethiopia. Add Tank Graveyard to your Asmara travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Asmara visit planner.
Create an itinerary including Tank Graveyard
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tank Graveyard Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
14 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Our study abroad group visited the tank graveyard on a late afternoon to debrief our impressions of Eritrea. The magnitude of discarded military vehicles and equipment gives you an impression of the s...  more »
  • I don't understand why do you need a special permit to visit this place in Asmara. However, it takes hardly 5 minute to obtain the permit but you DO need it otherwise you will not be allowed. Go to th...  more »
Places to stay near Tank Graveyard

Plan your trip to Asmara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Asmara

View all >
5.0
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Asmara

3.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Asmara

4.0
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min
3.6
Duration: 30​min

Nearby attractions in Asmara

4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h

Historic Sites in Asmara

3.2
Duration: 1​h
1.0
Duration: 30​min

Museums in Asmara

3.3
Duration: 1​h
1.0
Duration: 1​h