Children play soccer outside Gondar. Gondar became so cultural and economic importance, the capital of the kingdom of Ethiopia until the late nineteenth century, when the power of the emperors began to decay, and was burned on several occasions. . Their peculiar story originated when an emperor of Ethiopia, called Alam Sagaz, aka Fasilidas in 1632 built the first castle in a village next to Lake Tana and Simen Mountains, tired of the nomadic life, and to rest during the rainy season. In this haven of Emperor were adding buildings and royal castles later emperors, imperial citadel called creating a ghebi Fasil, within the city itself.