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Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Amhara Region
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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  • If you are searching for a guide to see the most beautiful places in the northers ethiopia Samuel is the guide for you. Very talkative, careful, and nice. He is very reliable, experienced guide, and v...  more »
  • My first time in Gonder was absolutely wonderful, but this would not have been possible if it wasn't for our tour guide Samuel. Short time upon arrival at our hotel, we were warmly welcomed by Samuel....  more »
  • First is would like to thank you Mike Me and my friends was in Ethiopia before two month and we did the trek with Mike and he has own his office in Gondar and he sits very very knowledgeable and very ...  more »
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  • It was the best please i have ever been. The architectural technique the location of the buildings I can't express how mach i impresed by castle Guys you should see this one
  • In Ethiopia there are many amazing churches and monestaries. So to see a concentration of so many castles, each with their unique stories was quite amazing. Must see place.
  • Gon eder, means stay by my side. It tells the relationship of giants with the humans. Open your eyes and observe the structures. Then you will realize it was build by giants.
  • Come to Ethiopia and spend the best experience once a life time !
  • Beautiful grounds, great government-run tour guides, easy to do in 1h or so
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