Gondar was the 17th and 18th century capital of Ethiopia and home to the ‘Royal Compound’ with many majestic castles constructed in the European middle age architectural style. Sites of interest include the ‘Bath of Emperor Fasilades’ and Debre Birhan Sillassie church (‘Trinity at the mount of light’) which is the finest of the Gonderine churches. The inside walls of the front room are covered with paintings on cloth, glued to the surface. The ceiling is built with thick beams and it is decorated with winged angel heads looking down. With so many impressive sites, Gondar will never fail to impress.
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