Fasilides’ Castle


Paintings and photographs of the castle of Emperor Fasilidas at Gondar, Ethiopia can be found in many local restaurants in Washington, DC.

Photo credit: Africa Access


“Founding Gondar in 1636, and declaring it Ethiopia’s capital, [King Fasilides] commissioned its first palace, Fasilides’ Castle, Gondar.” National Parks Worldwide

Photo credit: Wikimedia,  Bernard Gagnon – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,