Fasil Ghebbi is situated in the town of Gondar, Ethiopia. It is the remains of a fortified royal enclosure, built in the 17th and 18th centuries, and was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Surrounded by a 900-m-long wall, its architecture shows diverse styles influences.
The complex of buildings contains palaces, churches and unique public and private buildings: Fasilides’ castle, Iyasu I’s palace, Empress Mentewab’s castle, Dawit III’s Hall, Asasame Qeddus Mikael church, Elfign Giyorgis church, Gemjabet Mariyam church, a chancellery, a library, a banqueting hall and stables.
This royal enclosure was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.