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Address: 1 Saray Street | Manyal, Cairo, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 368 7495
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Built by Prince Mohamed Ali (1875-1955), between 1901 and 1929, this palace...

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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modern egyptian beauty right there

the palace is definitely worth the watch - and gives a hint on the majesty of the Egyptian monarchy. make sure you see all 4 buildings and the mosque. use public transportation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

the palace is definitely worth the watch - and gives a hint on the majesty of the Egyptian monarchy. make sure you see all 4 buildings and the mosque. use public transportation, because it is too crowded outside of it, with no parking place.

Thank 279rema
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Definitely one of the best palaces in Egypt. The richness of this palace is over whelming. From astonishing woodwork, to unbelievable stained glass, to finely decorated ceilings, you will walk through this palace in awe. The highlight for me is definitely the throne room with its wonderful ceiling work. Not to be missed!

Thank Amin G
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Manial Palace was built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik (1875—1955), the uncle of King Farouk, between 1899 and 1929. He had it designed in a style integrating European Art Nouveau and Rococo with many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, creating inspired combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and sumptuous materials .The Manial Palace and... More 

Thank Bassel Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Built by Prince Mohamed Ali, the palace was meant to be the revival of historical Islamic architecture. Architects, calligraphers and painters were brought from Cairo and Istanbul to work on this masterpiece. The Palace consists of many parts: Reception Building, Mosque, Residential Palace and a two storey Throne apartment. The palace is filled with fine examples of Iznik tiles and... More 

1 Thank MahAshraf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Manyal plalace or prince Muhammad Ali palace is considered the most famous crown prince in the egyptian new history. The palace is old and beautiful which was built in 1899 . The palace contains several places ... on the first beside the huge gate you will visit the reception hall which was the place to host the visitors to the... More 

Thank princemady
Tyumen, Tyumen', Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place has several buildings for many purposes: reception, mosque, harem, working and entertainment places, etc. One museum is not available yet. Most of the territory is full of trees from around the world, you even can get lost there :) Arabesque style in which the design of most of the rooms made is stunning, want to have some pieces... More 

Thank themaffee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

really it's a great palce ,, i was there when i attend my frind weeding ,, it was amazing palace ,, realy i don't know if it's open for public or what ,, but it's history also

Thank AhmedYahiaCairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I learned that this Palace "Museum" was under a refurbishing phase but yet I never been there before so I don't know how it used to be... All I can say is I loved the royalty at its historical value and richness... Entry fees are very low and totally worth it... An experience to go through for a blast from... More 

Thank Ashimansi
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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 

2 Thank Vasily15
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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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