gondar         Gondar Treasures

Gondar was founded by the emperor Fassiledas in 1636 and was the capital of the country for the next two centuries. The city contains dozen castle built by the six consecutive emperors over the course of 236 years.Gondar seems more European than African and its architecture has some Islamic influence. Besides the castle, baths and houses of Fassiledas, another noteworthy sight is the church of debre birhan selassie{light of the trinity} which is located on the summit of a hill and surrounded by fortified walls. The interiors are decorated with beautiful frescoes dating back to the 16th century.

Other treasures of Gondar include the 18th century palace of Ras Bet, the bath of Fasiledes, the ruined palace of Kusquam, and the church of Debre Berhan Selassie with its unique murals.