Portrait on the outside of one of the oldest houses in the city of Gondar. In the Amhara region in Ethiopia, Gondar city is famous for its medieval castles and churches that were built by the emperors between 1635 and 1855 years. Until the sixteenth century, the Emperors of Ethiopia lived a nomadic life, moving from place to place within the territory that reigned, with his family, courtiers and royal guards, were set up in tents with the consequent problem that caused rains. Thus, to shelter from inclement weather, the ancient Ethiopian emperors decide to build a shelter, giving rise to a medieval, walled with spectacular castles that were for decades the capital of the kingdom of Ethiopia, the magnificent castles of Gondar .