Small church on the outskirts of Gondar. The town of Gondar was founded by Emperor Fasilidas (Fasil for Ethiopians) son of Emperor Susinios circa 1635. It was the emperor who built the first Fasilidas castle and its successors the rest of the fortresses, churches and bathrooms that make up the so-called royal enclosure. Tradition states that a buffalo led the Emperor Fasilidas up pond and it was an old man who lived nearby who told the emperor that he must build in the capital there. Fasilidas then filled the pond and built his palace on it.