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Manyal Palace Museum

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Address: 1 Saray Street | Manyal, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 368 7495
Description: Built by Prince Mohamed Ali (1875-1955), between 1901 and 1929, this...
Built by Prince Mohamed Ali (1875-1955), between 1901 and 1929, this palace complex houses six structures including a hunting museum belonging to the late King Farouk, the prince’s residence and furnishings and a beautiful garden.
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Finally, it's open

The palace is open after years of reconstructions. The entrance fee is 5 LE for Egyptians, 100 LE for foreigners (not really fair, hm?) and 25 LE for foreign students. Anyway, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Cairo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The palace is open after years of reconstructions. The entrance fee is 5 LE for Egyptians, 100 LE for foreigners (not really fair, hm?) and 25 LE for foreign students. Anyway, I think it worth it because the place is really attractive. The palaces are renewed, the greens are well planted and watered. In Saturday the palaces were crowded. The... More 

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UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Still closed to the public as of mid December 2014. Unlikely to be open any time soon. Because of the very high walls there is little to see from the outside. The palace does appear to be in use for special events however.

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Cairo, Egypt
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403 reviews 403 reviews
95 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was invited to a wedding here by a client, whose daughter was getting married. Given the family name and the company expected, I did not hesitate in accepting the invitation. I wangled an invitation for my colleague as well, who was here on business from HQ. Knowing he appreciates beautiful women and with plenty of empirical evidence from my... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I first visited this delightful palace about 10 years ago and have been trying to revisit during the past two years since living in Cairo but the palace is still closed. I keep checking in the hopes that it will open soon but with so few tourists in Egypt at present the doors are remaining firmly shut. I do know,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Manial isn't really the best place in Cairo however, the palace inside is so beautiful the garden with the high walls and palm trees.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Please check before you go as it is still not open at present.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

As of Jan. 2010 this museum & grounds are closed for renovation "for 4 years or 3, God willing." It looked beautiful from what we could see peeking through the doors. The Egypt tourist site did not indicate that it's closed.

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