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Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder

Multiple towers and corridors define Fasil Ghebbi, an impressive remains of a fortress city that was once home of Ethiopia's emperors; today it is designated as a World Heritage Site. Built over the 16th and 17th centuries, the city's 900 m (2,952 ft) long walls protect Nubian-style palaces and a castle, three Orthodox churches, a monastery, and a bunch of public and private buildings blending Hindu and Arab influences. Jesuit missionaries gave the final baroque touch to the complex. Surrounded by scenic hills, these brick and stone remains, which span 7 hectares (17 acres), also feature a large banqueting hall, stables, and mansions. A visit to Fasil Ghebbi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gonder online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Great cluster of castles all in one place and worth a visit for sure for about 3 hours max. Probably the best attraction in Gondar  more »
  • During our 20 days trip in Ethiopia, we were in Gondar during one day. We have visited the castle of Fasil Ghebi with Fentahun Yalew (our guide at the castle site). We had a very good time with him. H...  more »
  • Good in point of history. But needs serious maintanance..
  • It is a lovely tranquil place and the guides are excellent and will tell you all about their history.
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