GONDAR: surrounded by the lower hills of the Southern Semien Mountains, lies at 2,200 m. above sea level. "The City of the Castles" is one of Ethiopia's most fascinating cities, founded by Emperor Fasilidas in 1632. At this time, Gondar became the royal capital city of the country in subsequent years; several castles were built, each unique in size and architecture. Gondar is a city rich in fabulous history and ancient monuments.
For many centuries it was the center of fine arts, music, science, religion, commerce and administration. The most interesting church of Gondar is "Debre Berehan Selassie". This Trinity-Church is built in a rectangular shape, its ceilings are decorated with beautiful winged angels, and its walls with impressive scenes depicting biblical events.