Gondar Holidays

Ethiopia
Dreaming of a trip to Ethiopia? Gondar has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Fasil Ghebbi, or how about spending an afternoon at Royal Enclosure? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you …

How to get to Gondar

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Things to see and do in Gondar

Malee Baker Oot | Trip by SkyscannerRoyal Enclosure
Royal Enclosure
Summer Wilms | Trip by SkyscannerSimien National Park
Simien National Park
Malee Baker Oot | Trip by SkyscannerFasiladas' Bath
Fasiladas' Bath
Malee Baker Oot | Trip by SkyscannerDebre Birhan Selassie Church
Debre Birhan Selassie Church
Osman Ibrahim Mohamed Salih | Trip by SkyscannerFalasha Village
Falasha Village

Reviews of Gondar

Muluken Girma
Muluken GirmaAddis Ababa
24/05/2017

Gondar was the capital of Ethiopia in the 17th and 18th Century AD. It is famous for its Imperial Castle Compound (UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the beautiful church of Debre Birhan Sillassie. Entrance to visit the castles is about 10 US Dollars for foreign.visitors.

Ali Syed
Ali SyedJeddah
02/09/2015

Worth a trip if you are in Ethiopia - I would recommend a drive, at least one way to appreciate the beautiful landscape. Its near Lake Tana and Simien Mountains. City is in the highlands (2000m +) so weather is v nice and walk around the royal enclosure is v interesting.

Anisha Shah
Anisha ShahLondon
23/11/2013

This was once the epicentre of the Ethiopian empire. Royal castles dominate the landscape; venture into the Royal enclosure. Most impressive is Fasilidas Castle –the late King Fasil established Gondar as a powerful cultural & religious centre. Within it, lies ‘Fasilidas Bath' which is filled for the annual Timket Festival and highlight of the Ethiopian calendar.

Sam Litvin
Sam LitvinSan Diego
20/12/2012

In the north of Ethiopia, exists the previous capital complete with a castle, markets, places to hike and Jewish villages.

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