Fasil Ghebbi , fortress like royal enclosure , Gonder , Ethiopia . The palace of Fasiladas with local visitors . The fortress palace royal enclosure of Fasil Ghebbi is located right in the city of Gonder , which was the first capital of Ethiopia between 1636 and 1855 . Fasil Ghebbi was founded by emperor Fasiladas and was buildt through several stages in the 17th and 18th century . It is a unique architectural blend of aksumite traditions and influences from India , Portugal and Arabia . The royal enclosure was looted by a Mahdi army in 1881 and finally bombed and destroyed by british air raids in 1941 , as it was a headquarter for the Italian army .
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