Exotic to most tourists, Ethiopia is a country with landscapes of extraordinary beauty and species of birds and animals rarely found elsewhere. However, this oldest African country and the only Christian country on the African continent may astonish its visitors with unique cultural tradition as well as impressive buildings in terms of architecture. The best known and recognized architectural gem in Ethiopia is Fasil Ghebbi Stronghold in Gonder, where residences for several emperors were built in different periods. In the capital of Ethiopia we can see a palace of the founder of Addis Ababa, Emperor Menelik II, built at the end of the 19th century, today the Prime Minister's residence. In the city of Mekelle there is a very well preserved palace of Emperor Yohannes IV, and its architecture perfectly combines the tendencies of native building with the influences of the European neo-Gothic style.