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Manyal Palace Museum

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Address: 1 Saray Street | Manyal, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 2 368 7495

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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A must see!

It is maintained in shape, recently restorated, u feel like u moved to that era! Centrally located in downtown, it's tour may take an hour or so.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is maintained in shape, recently restorated, u feel like u moved to that era! Centrally located in downtown, it's tour may take an hour or so.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The palace has recently re-opened. It is in GREAT shape. It is a park setting, easy to access--no parking, use a driver or taxi. Plan on about 2 hours ( or more). The palace grounds are set up like a park, and you walk from building to building. DO bring plenty of 'tip' money. Bring 5 & 10 egp notes...because... More 

Thank Annette R
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Cairo long enough to see something a little off the beaten path, it's a pleasant and interesting attraction. You can combine it with a visit to the Nilometer and the Omm Kathoum museum, both on the same island.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

its the palace of the prince Mohamed Ali And it has an old Muslim architecture and it is an amazing place for everyone to visit

Thank Aly H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This is rarely visited by people when visiting Egypt, but if you don't it is a big miss. It is a beautiful palace with fabulous green area. Museum visit starts with very good reception area where century ago, different diplomats were hosted and greeted. Once you move on the right side there is good impression on how the rooms of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

It is a small venue not far from a metro station, so relatively easy access. They have restored many of the buildings, and it is a worthwhile, lesser known venue in central Cairo. They do not allow you to circulate freely in the rooms, and so your view is limited to what can be seen from the doorways. However, it... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Great palace and what a display of grandeur and style. Its about slightly over 100 years old and should probably one of the last to display the blend of styles of different architecture. The guide explained that fire place was cladded with a lavish sandalwood frame brought from India to give a sandal fragrance when litup. This is just an... More 

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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.

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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 

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