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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
Description: This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk...
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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Only from the outside

This is a beautiful Palace and worth it if just to see it from the outside only. It is in the Montaza gardens at the end of the corniche . You can have lunch or a drink in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Padua, Italy
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The palace is in the Montazah Gardens and is a fantastic looking building, unfortunately we could not go inside as it was closed to the public,

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Riverdale, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful design and architecture but as others have mentioned the inside is closed for visitors. The property and grounds are scenic and still make it a worthwhile photo op.

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Padua, Italy
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1,030 reviews 1,030 reviews
422 attraction reviews
704 helpful votes 704 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a beautiful Palace and worth it if just to see it from the outside only. It is in the Montaza gardens at the end of the corniche . You can have lunch or a drink in the hotel . I am curious to see what it is like inside .

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a historical place to see from outside as it is closed for visitors. The location at Montaza garden near five stars hotel, you can book few days in the hotel and enjoy the sandy beach and the green surrounding.

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Pakistan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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