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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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Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tour full of history, religion and art. I recommend a tour guide especially if you don't speak Amharic, to explain the different castles in Fasil Ghebbi and the stories about each king and queen who ruled at the time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

one of the most historical places in ethiopia i hade a great time in Gondar and want to recommend you this place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mark r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive place and a perfect place to learn more about Ethiopias impressive history. Of course you can walk around alone and read the facts in your guidebook but its much better to take a guide. We were lucky and got guide Birhane Feseha, who seems...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank elvi6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to the royal Enclosure of Gonder is a mind expanding experience. Prior to my visit here, I really had very limited knowledge of Ethiopian history. Our excellent guide brought all of this to life. There are many ruined and restored buildings in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of fine buildings showing strong Portuguese interest. I see several reviews say "not much to see" or "disappointing". There is a great deal to see and to take in. It might not be what you expect, large castellated buildings, with huge rooms inside,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in Gonder, don't miss. Beautiful multiple palace ruins with unique features, lions cages.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pat B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Fasil Ghebbi, Fasilides, and Debre Birhan Seleassie in January 2019 with my beautiful nephew and nieces. Samuel was our guide and it was a blessing to have a very calm, smart, intelligent and bright person beside us. He introduced him self as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zizilove12
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We didn't really like Fasil Gebbi. Although a hefty 200 Birr for the entrance, it was very simple and there was not much to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Omid H
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Place lacks the charm of qusquam or the bath, no mystique to it anymore. Unfortunately we had a lousy guide (300 from the office inside, down from initial 400, rather than the 200 LP mentions). I'd read up on the history of Ethiopia before, and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richardsH2213EQ
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Alemayehu had our whole day planned including the Fasilides compound with the castles, the Timkat bathes, and the Debre Berhan Selassie Church. (These must-see sites are described very well by 973NancyP.) Additionally, for lunch he guided us to a fabulous shekla restaurant where we ate...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named... More
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