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Fasil Ghebbi

Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 102 1308
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This a stunningly well preserved royal compound dating back hundreds of years. A guide is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
intrepidworldtravell
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London, United Kingdom
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Where the Medieval times come to life

This is also known as The Royal Enclosure. It has a "lost kingdom" feel to it as you can visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
livelovebackpack
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Toronto, Canada
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A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque influences.
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  • Average5%
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Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
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"royal enclosure"
in 19 reviews
"castle complex"
in 12 reviews
"ethiopian history"
in 11 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"guide book"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"different buildings"
in 3 reviews
"capital city"
in 2 reviews
"unique architecture"
in 2 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 2 reviews
"ticket office"
in 5 reviews
"come alive"
in 3 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"music hall"
in 2 reviews
"precious stones"
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"unesco site"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This a stunningly well preserved royal compound dating back hundreds of years. A guide is recommended to help contextualise the site.

Thank intrepidworldtravell
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is also known as The Royal Enclosure. It has a "lost kingdom" feel to it as you can visit something contemporary to Versaille (but not as well maintained) without seeing another tourist. Guides are typically good and know the best photospots - but may...More

Thank livelovebackpack
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The site has a certain cachet with the different buildings from different times. Would recommend a guide or at least some good documentation - the latter isn't provided. Only one building was accessible to enter though.

Thank SanderJanneke
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Royal Enclosure is a must. A guide is essential to get the most out of the experience. An insight into the former rulers and why this was a seat of power is quite extraordinary.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This is a fascinating and wonderful piece of Ethiopian history. A visit gives you an insight into the lives and times of those who lived and ruled from here. Well worth the visit.

Thank jaral1202158
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

It s like a city inside the Gonder downtown There is some palaces built by different king From outside It s well preserved , inside unfortunately you need to go to the British Museum in order to see how was the decoration The scenery is...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The Royal Enclosure comprises of six castles and all kinds of other buildings built by the multiple generations of kings between 16-19C. It has endured quite a lot over the years (set on fire by islamic attacks, occupied by Italians and bombed and looted by...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Gondar was a highlight of my trip to Ethiopia. The castle complex is incredibly impressive and a truly mystical place. My guide Belete showed me everything and I would like to recommend him as a guide. He studies history and really knows everything around the...More

Thank Johanna K
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The first castle was built in 1635 and each of the succeeding emperors added palaces, banquet halls and entertainment venues. A knowledgeable guide is critical to understand what you are seeing.

Thank Dave_Sherri
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

It was founded by Emperor Fasil (Fasilides) in 17th-18th Century, who establish the capital city in Gondar. There are 4 palace and one bibliotheque. Gasil Build first palace and the bibliotheque and the othe 3 palaces was builded from next emperors. The entrance cost 200...More

Thank Daniel968
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