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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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  • Ethiopia is an incredible place and a visit to this country is not complete without a stop in Gondar to view its castles and churches. Our guide Sammie was incredible and he made sure everything was.....  more »
  • Interesting place with very nice castles. But I felt unwelcome there because I was the only foreigner tourist in this days and some people who worked there discriminated me. It’s unacceptable having.....  more »
  • Very nice and interesting. One of the rare nice places in Gondar. Needs some maintenance but other than that it's very good if you like old castles.
  • Not overly visited by tourists. You have time to absorb the wonderful architecture and history of these well preserved buildings. Minor hassle on entry by sellers but overall a worthwhile visit.

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