Gonder was founded by Emperor Fasilides around the year 1635. In that time people lived in tents and FAsilides thought it was a good idea to build a fortress to keep save the population. This fixed fortification protected the city which was the 2nd largest city in the world at his death. Inside you will find Palaces built by Fasilides, his son Yohannes and grandsons. Also there is a banqueting hall, baths, lion cages, stables auditorium, kitchen, wells and storage facilities.