Fasil Ghebbi

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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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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,159 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Solo
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.
Written 16 February 2022
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Joe R
Chicago, IL423 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 27 December 2020
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snowythepyro
London, UK473 contributions
Nov. 2019
What a fortress! It was fascinating to hear how successive monarchs had added to the complex here. Funnily enough, much was familiar from European castle history, even though the two cultures would not have exchanged views on the best way to build such a structure. And if you've got a childish side like me, you can wander around thinking to yourself "for Gondor!" like Lord of the Rings...it truly is out of fantasy. Which goes to show that for all cultures differ, humanity is humanity and inspiration strikes in so many similar ways.
Written 30 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Friends
Was pleasantly surprised to find this well preserved ruin in the country. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Very easy to take a stroll around and a great place for pics.
Written 22 October 2020
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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!

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Written 27 June 2020
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peaccarrilho
Portugal7 contributions
Apr. 2020 • Solo
Interesting place with very nice castles. But I felt unwelcome there because I was the only foreigner tourist in this days and some people who worked there discriminated me. It’s unacceptable having any people with this mentality working in a place like this specially if sponsored by UNESCO.
Written 31 May 2020
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JC Isham
71 contributions
Mar. 2020
The different castles are a good tour for all to see. The insides are interesting and so are the lion cages.
Written 14 April 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 13 April 2020
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Kim B
New York City, NY207 contributions
Mar. 2020
There are five or six separate castles/palaces, each built by a different emperor. Tranquil park-like setting. Worthwhile.
Written 24 March 2020
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Kittenator
Hong Kong, China154 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 15 March 2020
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