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King Farouk Palace

Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #13 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk who assumed power at the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner 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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Pakistan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
78 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Palace is beautiful but sadly we cannot enter it. Just walk across Al Montaza and corniche take photos outside the Palace and thats it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Its a very nice place and clean,you can diving in the sea,18 pound per person,come over before evening because youre not going to walk on a hot day i guess

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121 reviews 121 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When I was young I could still enter the palace for a fee. Today it is closed for public and that is a petty. It is an amazing palace from inside with Bathrooms having three tabs; one for cold water, one for warm and one for seawater! The gardens around are wonderful and definitely a place to relax from the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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184 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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35 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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