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Fasil Ghebbi, Gonder

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Multiple towers and corridors define Fasil Ghebbi, an impressive remains of a fortress city that was once home of Ethiopia's emperors; today it is designated as a World Heritage Site. Built over the 16th and 17th centuries, the city's 900 m (2,952 ft) long walls protect Nubian-style palaces and a castle, three Orthodox churches, a monastery, and a bunch of public and private buildings blending Hindu and Arab influences. Jesuit missionaries gave the final baroque touch to the complex. Surrounded by scenic hills, these brick and stone remains, which span 7 hectares (17 acres), also feature a large banqueting hall, stables, and mansions. A visit to Fasil Ghebbi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gonder online trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I came here on my own to observe this fortress city which is a few hundred years old and has architectural influence from other cultures. I spent about an hour strolling around. 
    I came here on my own to observe this fortress city which is a few hundred years old and has architectural influence from other cultures. I spent about an hour strolling around.  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • Large beautiful castle. Very neatly maintain. Several historical views and stories. There were one or two food places.
  • It was a nice experience,I loved every part of the anicent buildings and the story behind them but I wish if they could take care of it a bit more it needs a lot of maintenance

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