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King Farouk Palace

Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #11 of 39 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 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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390 reviews 390 reviews
142 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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