Fasil Ghebbi –Gondar – 1979

ETHIOPIA - Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar RegionGondar is located in Amhara National Regional State at 12o35’ north West of Addis Ababa Founded by Emperor Fasiledes, Gonder was the Capital city o f Ethiopia in the 17th and 18th Centuries. The founder of Gonder, Emperor Fasiledes built his Palace in 1632.His successors built their castles within the Royal Enclosure. Fasil Ghebbi means the Premise of king Fasiledes in Amharic, the working language of Ethiopia. The Castles of successive Emperors who ruled the country from Gondar are surrounded by a 900 meters long wall. As a true evidence of an architectural beauty deeply marked by the country’s ancient civilization, the Royal enclosure (fasil Ghebbi) was registered by UNESCO as s world Heritage site in 1980.

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