Gonder Travel Guide

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Gonder Overview

Gonder was founded by Emperor Menas in 1559 and the town served as Ethiopia's capital until Tewodros II moved the capital to Magadala in 1855, after that the city was several times plundered and burnt. Downtown Gondar shows the influence of the Italian occupation of the late 1930s in a simplified Italian moderne style.