Gondar

Gondar

Gondar, “the city of castles”, located on a mountain 2,300 metres above sea level in the north of the country, is considered the Camelot of Africa. In 18th century Emperor Fasiladas choose it as capital of the Ethiopian empire on 1635: here dozen of castles were built by different emperors in 236 years. It looks like a piece of Europe in Ethiopia, with Islamic and European influences . But the city has a lot more to offer: its churches are particularly interesting. The church of Debre Brehan Sellassie (Light of the Trinity) represents a masterpiece of Ethiopian art and architecture.

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