The castles in Gondar were built during the Gondorine period, and are the main attraction in Gondar. The castle that is located in the middle of town was built by Emperor Fasildes, he reigned from 1632-1667. The design of the castles has Portuguese, Moorish and Indian influence.  The architectural designs in Axum and Lalibella are attributed to the Axuminte Kingdom of ancient Ethiopia. It is best to view the city from Goha hotel.