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Fasil Ghebbi

Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 809 9039
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Not bad but nothing exceptional

If you stay in Gonder anyway, the place worth visiting, but don't make a deliberate stop for that... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Юлия В
An excellent guide

Once we got on Kim’s tour, we knew we had an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable about all of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque influences.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
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+251 91 809 9039
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"royal enclosure"
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"castle complex"
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"ethiopian history"
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"guide book"
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"walk around"
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"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"capital city"
in 2 reviews
"music hall"
in 2 reviews
"come alive"
in 3 reviews
"ticket office"
in 5 reviews
"unique architecture"
in 2 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 2 reviews
"tuk tuk"
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"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"unesco site"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you stay in Gonder anyway, the place worth visiting, but don't make a deliberate stop for that. Ruins look nice but there are no indications in English or Amharic at all so without a guide you won't learn much about the place and it's...More

Thank Юлия В
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Once we got on Kim’s tour, we knew we had an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable about all of the castles and was able to give specific details that made them more significant. We enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend her. Her...More

Thank bmuno
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends and I visited Fasil Ghebbi, Fasilides Bath and Debre Birhan Seleassie with Samuel as our guide. He was very professional, extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is very passionate about all the places we visited and provides a lot of insights on the history...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Samuel is your man in Gondor! great knowledge, knows the right places to go and a great time keeper!

Thank Hadijah N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Gondar for 10 days in February. It was our fourth visit to Gondar. We were introduced to Melaku Tenaw and immediately found we had common chemistry. We travelled with him on at least three occasions taking us to places of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re coming to Gonder to go trekking or something in the mountains, then by all means, stop by this castle in a few spare hours. But do NOT make a special trip to Gonder just for this. It’s a wonderful two hour (at most)...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Royal Enclosure, or Fasil Ghebbi, is a famous Ethiopian landmark and must-see attraction when visiting Gondar. I had the privilege of being introduced to a local tour guide, Melaku Tenaw, as I was wrapping up my first visit to Fasil Ghebbi. Although Melaku is...More

Thank Puneet A
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

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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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