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Fasil Ghebbi

Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 235 3133
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Ethiopia has many wonderful places to visit and this is one of them. Well preserved and not... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
David K
Lalibela, Ethiopia
via mobile
Beautiful complex

You will find many castles and other buildings on this complex some of which you may enter. Note... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
United States
via mobile
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A royal fortress-city dating back to the 16th-17th centuries demonstrates Hindu, Arabic and baroque influences.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Gondar region, Gonder, Ethiopia
+251 91 235 3133
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Ethiopia has many wonderful places to visit and this is one of them. Well preserved and not crowded. The wonderful part of Ethiopian history is learning more and more about its interaction with the Arab world, the Ottoman Empire and Europe, and how it affected...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

You will find many castles and other buildings on this complex some of which you may enter. Note that the only tourist information provided are plaques of each building stating the name and year. We brought our guide book along and used that (as well...More

Thank Arya07
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Fasil Ghebbi (or Royal Enclosure) are 17th & 18th century feodal palaces in the town centre surrounded by ancient walls; worth visiting !

Thank Raf D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

You'll need a good guide or guide book as the site is a cluster of ruins with no written descriptions or audio guide. With a guide, the tour was an hour or so. Spent another hour wandering around again and taking photographs. Entirely do-able within...More

Thank Yeench
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I am surprised by the lack of love for this place. Fasil Ghebbi is a highly interesting historic complex of castles and other structures ranging from saunas to lion cages, honestly far more interesting than the bath or the church in Gondar or the stellae...More

Thank Rahul P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were attracted by this nickname of African Camelot which is UNESCO site registered in 1979. However, on arrival, we saw the adjourning citadels in very different style which is nothing like Camelot! However, it is still a very interesting showing clear evidence of the...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Absolutely stunning place to visit. The castles are epic and you can explore each one inside and out. We had a guide showing us around which really helped understand the significance of the site.

Thank livinglifetothefull1
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A wonderful complex of castles and other buildings in a well kept park. Really worth a visit. Wonderful photographic spots. The guides are good too, though not cheap.

Thank lauramtorino
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great unique place one has to see in Gonder. Visit the six castles of Gondar which date back to the 17th Century AD. It is relatively in good shape, and shows a unique architecture

Thank Muluken G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a very large area and when we visited there was hardly anybody else there which helped a lot. The castle need a lot of up keep and I doubt that this will continue but it lets you escape from the continous collection of...More

Thank Kimlet
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Response from Yared W | Reviewed this property |
If you couldn't find the name of the company, just pick the name of the attraction and mention the name there and give your comment. For example when we visited Gondar, Lalibela and Axum this past July a company named... More