Fasil Ghebbi
Fasil Ghebbi
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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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Yotam W
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
I had an horrible experience.
every where you go in Ethiopia people ask a little more because you are white (fering) and it's ok.
But in the palace they over did it.
if you are Ethiopian entrance fee is 30 + tour guide
But for being( white) you pay 600+ guide
For every picture you take they add 75 more
I felt uncomfortable by price difference
I chose not to get in.
Even tourism charge should have a limt
Written September 22, 2022
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Stephanie P
Canyon, TX37 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Ethiopia is an incredible place and a visit to this country is not complete without a stop in Gondar to view its castles and churches. Our guide Sammie was incredible and he made sure everything was perfect for our group from photo angles to historical knowledge. I’m also going to review him on the Simien Mountains since he took us there too!

Sammie is a special guy! Give him an email or call for the perfect guide!

Sammie Tadessie

+2591806538
Samueltadesse53@gmail .com
Written June 27, 2020
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Robert S
Westbury, NY885 contributions
Jan 2020
The Royal Enclosure. with many buildings, is well preserved and somewhat of a rarity in Africa. It was founded in the 17th Century and Fasilides' Castle is the highlight. The Enclosure provides many great photo opportunities.
Written March 10, 2020
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Joe R
Chicago, IL473 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This was a nice place to see the Fasilides castle. Took maybe over 40 minutes to see everything and take photos. Next time I would definitely do a tour with a guide but I went with a couple friends I met at the hostel I was staying. I definitely recommend to see this if you’re into historical places and history in general.
Written December 27, 2020
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Kittenator
Hong Kong, China156 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
One of the key highlights in Gondar. There are multi castles to walk thru our guide explain the history very well. The site is well maintain. Each castle has their own characteristic and story worth a visit with half day walk thru the castles. The entrance of the castle is gorgeous and connects to other halls / area.
Written March 15, 2020
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Belen
5 contributions
Jan 2020
Scotland? No, this is North of Ethiopia, and the castles are a display of the amazing Ethiopian cultural heritage, and the strength of the Gonder empire. Beautiful in the early hours of the morning or late afternoon. Yegna, my guide, did a fantastic and professional job. teleported me to the empire of Gondar and made my visit memorable!
Written February 12, 2020
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IonH
London168 contributions
Jan 2020
Well, if you're in Gondar, chances are excellent that you came to see this. A local guide is mandatory, and luckily ours was excellent, adding a lot to our visit, bringing the history to life. It's a large enough, and varied enough, site to keep you engaged for at least a couple of hours, but not so big to be exhausting. Visit and enjoy!
Written February 15, 2020
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Freedom35287113669
Newton, MA1 contribution
Mar 2020
There are 6 palaces in this compound, all with their own unique history. We hired a guide at the gate (Fantahun) who was wonderful. Gave us all the information we could have wanted, answered all our questions, and showed us great photo ops! Took a little less than 2 hours in total. Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 13, 2020
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Maria J
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
We add just day trip, the castle and the church it very interesting place to see.
Especially fasil castle it so incredibly building on pervews time..our guide amsalu his well experienced tour guide.
Contact him amsalu@ethionorthtrekking.com
Written March 4, 2020
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Gary T
Arlington, VA64 contributions
Fasil Ghebbi is a nice place to spend an hour or two. The castles really are very interesting, but there's not a heck of a lot in terms of museums or anything else to really use up a lot of time. One tip, there are guides at the castles, so it's better to take a cab to castles and get a guide there, rather than pay for a guide, who will just take you there and dump you off on another guide.

But like I said, it's a really nice way to spend a morning, maybe even bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, and then go up into the highlands or some of the other sites around the city in the afternoon.
Written February 16, 2007
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