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Fasil Ghebbi

Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 102 1308
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Interesting site - guide recommended

The site has a certain cachet with the different buildings from different times. Would recommend a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SanderJanneke
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
The Royal Enclosure - A must

The Royal Enclosure is a must. A guide is essential to get the most out of the experience. An... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheTrailingSpouse
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque influences.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
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+251 91 102 1308
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"royal enclosure"
in 17 reviews
"castle complex"
in 11 reviews
"ethiopian history"
in 9 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"guide book"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"points of interest"
in 2 reviews
"capital city"
in 2 reviews
"ticket office"
in 5 reviews
"unique architecture"
in 2 reviews
"interesting stories"
in 2 reviews
"come alive"
in 3 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"precious stones"
in 2 reviews
"unesco site"
in 2 reviews
"phone number"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Enclosure is a must. A guide is essential to get the most out of the experience. An insight into the former rulers and why this was a seat of power is quite extraordinary.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating and wonderful piece of Ethiopian history. A visit gives you an insight into the lives and times of those who lived and ruled from here. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It s like a city inside the Gonder downtown There is some palaces built by different king From outside It s well preserved , inside unfortunately you need to go to the British Museum in order to see how was the decoration The scenery is...More

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Enclosure comprises of six castles and all kinds of other buildings built by the multiple generations of kings between 16-19C. It has endured quite a lot over the years (set on fire by islamic attacks, occupied by Italians and bombed and looted by...More

Thank Ilse020
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Gondar was a highlight of my trip to Ethiopia. The castle complex is incredibly impressive and a truly mystical place. My guide Belete showed me everything and I would like to recommend him as a guide. He studies history and really knows everything around the...More

Thank Johanna K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The first castle was built in 1635 and each of the succeeding emperors added palaces, banquet halls and entertainment venues. A knowledgeable guide is critical to understand what you are seeing.

Thank Dave_Sherri
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It was founded by Emperor Fasil (Fasilides) in 17th-18th Century, who establish the capital city in Gondar. There are 4 palace and one bibliotheque. Gasil Build first palace and the bibliotheque and the othe 3 palaces was builded from next emperors. The entrance cost 200...More

Thank Daniel968
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Well, if you are in Gonder/Gondar this is only one of the three or four places of interest in town other than the town itself and mingling with the population. Of course a place you cannot miss dating back to the 1600’s

Thank Etienne T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

In Europe I have never seen a compound of castles built by the same dynasty from generation to generation. Europeans tend to adopt and adapt the ancestral home rather than build a semi-detached or fully detached new building. My guide with the translated first name...More

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
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