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Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder

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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 deeply appreciate your love for your country and its history. In addition, to being familiar with our story, you also have the ability to express yourself well to a tourist. We were thrilled with yo...  more »
  • Samuel to me to several wonderful sites in Gondar in Ethiopia. My favorite was Debre Birhan Selassie Church because of its vibrant paintings. He was very helpful and responsible  more »
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  • 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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