Gonder is a city surrounded by mountains and located at a distance of 748km north- west of addisabeba, its imperial castles and impressive grandeurof Ethiopia .Emperor fasiledes castle is the most impressive castle in Africa. The medieval castles, palaces and churches are some of the tourist attraction in gonder. Thetimiket(epiphany) celebration is very special occasion in Gonder
Timiket festival is one of the biggest and most fascinating annual holiday celebrations of the year in Ethiopia.
The royal compounds with its six castles were ascribed By UNESCO as world heritage site in 1979.