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Fasil Ghebbi

Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Gonder
Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque...
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Owner description: A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque influences.

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San Angelo, Texas
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176 reviews 176 reviews
45 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was truly an amazing cultural experience with lots of history that was explained by our guide. This is a must see when visiting Gondar, Ethiopia.

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Santo Stino di Livenza, Italy
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381 reviews 381 reviews
188 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

this castel is one of the best we saw in Etiopia. it is Unesco Patrimony and it is inside of the "citadela".

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Ewell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing in one place! This is Ethiopian royal castles, library, archives, Hall of song, various church ruins / lion cages / Turkish bath, stables and other buildings that served multiple generations of the Fasilides royal family all in one enclosure. Do not miss it. We had a good English speaking guide... More 

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Southern Nevada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Royal Enclosure is a huge dose of royal Ethiopian history from the Middle Ages. Every generation of royalty built a castle. It's all here and intact. Be sure to have a guide. You can walk around and look, it's all very photogenic, but a guide can give you the backstory that brings these buildings to life. The Royal Enclosure... More 

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Vilnius
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A big complex of palaces. You should have minimum half of the day to see everything arround. The bautiful palace of Fasilides, his son and his grandson. Concert hall (the remains), stables, turkish bath and etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Apparently, my review is unnecessary, since everyone coming to Ethiopia knows that Gondar is one of the most important points of interest here, and one of the most important points of Gonder is the Fasil Ghebbi. Do not miss it! However entrance fee is very high and quality of toilets do not corresponds to the rate of this object

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Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Yes, you must visit the castles! Really beautiful and take a guide. Our guide was Henoch and he was really good! The views are amazing!

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I loved this place, it is full of an old world charm and you could really get lost in the stories of kings and queens. The castles are all kept in a good order and you can even go into some of them for a closer look. The best part about this place is that nobody hassled us to buy... More 

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Aberdeen, UK
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183 reviews 183 reviews
92 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I expected a castle but didn't realise this was an entire complex site with many individual castles and buildings. Beautiful buildings and the main palace is well restored and you can enter the ground floor. Worth a couple of hours exploration.

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Atlanta, GA
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184 reviews 184 reviews
31 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was a must for me as I wanted to see as many historical sites in Gonder and Ethiopia. Our guide was excellent. He took his time explaining details on all three castles and the rich history of the Royal family. Excellent.

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