Gondar is a city in Ethiopia famous for its amazing architecture and natual beauty. This ancient city is filled with castles and palaces, and has been called “the Camelot of Ethiopia.” It used to be the capital of Ethiopia, and was once home to emperors and princes.
The Royal Enclosure, or Fasil Ghebbi, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its most famous building is Fasilides’ Castle, but there are lots of other fascinating things to see. The site is well-maintained and it is easy to find a knowledgeable guide anytime of the year.
No trip to Gondar is complete without a visit to the beautiful Debre Birhan Selassie church, which has an extraordinary interior covered with vivid paintings of Biblical scenes. Bargain hunters should head for the bustling Kidame Gebya weekly market on a Saturday, while nature-lovers should spent time in the nearby Simien Mountains National Park and enjoy amazing views over Ethiopia’s green countryside.