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King Farouk Palace

Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #12 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk who assumed power at the age of 16 in 1936.
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Cairo, Egypt
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we went for a picnic to Al Montazah. The place is very beautiful and so green. Normally in Egypt you don't find so many green areas, its basically desert or modern cities. Al Montazah was so beautiful, you have the sea, sunny, windy, green areas makes a beautiful day. We didn't want to spend a lot of money for food,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The palace is now more attracted by the visitors for the sea surrounded by it. Very beautiful view of the beach and the sea.

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Cairo, Egypt
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This palace is very fantastic one, it is one of the most important attractions in Alexandria, one must visit. this place is historical, has a nice beach, huge gardens,5 stars restaurants, high recommended

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Alexandria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I've seen many wonderful buildings in Alexandria, but this one stands out a mile. The history behind this building is worth a Google search if you have the time. My only wish is that tourists could take a peek inside. I have been told that many years ago it was open to the public. Try and visit when it's sunset.

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Toronto, Canada
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373 reviews 373 reviews
141 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Seems like a love hate relationship. This historical site is probably hated for what it once stood for, but now loved for it's beauty and grandeur. Can't go beyond the gates, but the grounds and the building are magnificient. One of the many interesting features of Alexandria.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Even we cannot enter the Palace and only can see it from outside but this Palace really beautifull completed with the beautiful lanscape Garden. I was enjoy my self by sitting in the garden overlooking the blue sea. It was wonderfull moment and imagine how was the King before choice is beautiful location.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This place i adore so much, it is one of the most important attractions in Alexandria, one must visit. this place is historical, elegant, has a nice beach, hurge historical gardens,5 stars restaurants.hotels, so this place got it all it shows a part of the living history of Egypt.The King Farouk Palace was the summer home for the king; who... More

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Charlotte,North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

What a lovely spot to enjoy a lush garden with scenic views--no question why the former sultans picked this location. Our guide Ahmed from Ramses gave us all the history which enriched our visit.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

You can only view this from outside as you are not allowed to go in. you can click pictures from outside. luckily it was near to our hotel so didnt feel bad but otherwise waste of time

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