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Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder

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Must see · World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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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  • I had an horrible experience. every where you go in Ethiopia people ask a little more because you are white (fering) and it's ok. But in the palace they over did it. if you are Ethiopian entrance....  more
    I had an horrible experience. every where you go in Ethiopia people ask a little more because you are white (fering) and it's ok. But in the palace they over did it. if you are Ethiopian entrance....  more »
  • The place looked amazing! Our tourist was very kind and helpful! It was nice learning about the history! 
    The place looked amazing! Our tourist was very kind and helpful! It was nice learning about the history!  more »
  • Gondar is very interested destination, the people are so friendly and very welcomed, We just been 2 days round it was great.. The Castile and the church are so interested , especially the guide... 
    Gondar is very interested destination, the people are so friendly and very welcomed, We just been 2 days round it was great.. The Castile and the church are so interested , especially the guide...  more »
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  • It’s definitely worth going there it is one of the historical places to visit in Ethiopia and my advice is that you should have a tour guide and also if you want to take some beautiful pictures then either you should go early morning or late in the afternoon to have the right angle of sunlight There is the entry fee but well worth spending it and also you can use the ticket to visit Fasilides bath if you visit it on the same day. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, it served as the Palace for Ethiopian emperors. The first Castle was built by Emperor Fasilides in the late 1630s. The compound is more than 70000 sq. It includes the Castles of Emperor Fasilides, Empress Mentewab Castle, Emperor Bakaffa's Castle, Dawit III’s Hall, Emperor Iyasu Palace, the Royal Library,  banquet hall, and Royal archive and Lion Cages.
  • If you have the chance to Visit Fasil Kingdoms which is in Gonder City near to Bahir Dar You definitely visit it and have a guide with you to explain for you all the historical information about this amazing place.
  • Amazing architectural design with all these meanings - looks like nothing is not designed without any meaning/purposes. Must be seen….
  • World-class modern resort situated in a scenic location overlooking the valley and city. Hotel and rooms all feel brand-new. Would definitely stay here again.
  • It’s is a complex of buildings include fasildes, castle, palace and other buildings. It is on more the 70000 sq. meters. It’s definitely worth going there and if you need some beautiful pictures then either go early morning or late afternoon to have right angle of sunlight and few people. There is the entry fee of some 200 birr but well worth spending it. It will give you a glimpse of Abyssinians Royal way of living.

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