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Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia
Fasil Ghebbi, Ethiopia
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Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress city in the Gondar region of Ethiopia. Established in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was the residence of Emperor Fasilidas and his successors. The ancient city is surrounded by a 900-meter wall which protects its palace and royal bath as well as churches and monasteries. These buildings are incredibly well preserve. They bear elements of Hindu and Arab influences which fuse with the Baroque style introduced by Jesuit missionaries.

Fasil Ghebbi was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 3rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairo and Luxor, Egypt on 22-26 October, 1979.

Photos of Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

Fasilidas' Palace, Gondar
Fasilidas' Palace, Gondar
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Fasilidas' bath, Gondar
Fasilidas' bath, Gondar
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 12 36 24.912 E 37 27 58.212
Inscription Year: 1979
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III

Location Map of Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

Fasil Ghebbi is number 3 on the map.


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