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Gonder

4.3
Castles · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites

Camelot of Africa

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times. On a tour of Gondar, you can take look at the area's rich history and heritage, exploring the vast, fortified castle complex filled with remains of impressive palaces, churches, and courtyards. Day trip opportunities include the trails of the Simien Mountains and the monasteries of Lake Tana. Plan your tour of Gonder and Ethiopia travel itinerary using our Ethiopia sightseeing planner.
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