Gondar is country’s third permanent capital and founded by Emperor Fasiladas in 1636 who ruled the country from 1632-1667. It was also Ethiopia’s principal cultural center and hub for trade. The city is 748 km far from Addis Ababa and situated in northwestern part and classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The city is famous for its Castles and Palaces, most of which were constructed in the 17th century. Additionally, the bath of Emperor Fasildas (built from 1632-1667), the library of Emperor Yohannes I (1667-1682) and the remnants of 44 ancient churches makes Gondar historically significant city.