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King Farouk Palace

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Address: Alexandria, Egypt
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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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Another amazing area of Alexandria, the parks surrounding King Farouk Palace were well maintained and beautiful on the shore of the Mediterranean. Not a must do activity but nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2016
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Alexandria, Egypt
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This palace is the most lovely place to me .I enjoy every time I visit it and when I need to relax my mind I go there .I do recommend this place for every one. you will enjoy

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Another amazing area of Alexandria, the parks surrounding King Farouk Palace were well maintained and beautiful on the shore of the Mediterranean. Not a must do activity but nice as a conclusion to the drive along the corniche.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

it was the palce which the king and the queen of egypt livining at the summer time it has wonderful view for the garden and the sea

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We just admired the palace from the street. It is located at Montaza garden. The story behind: King Farouk ruled Egypt from 1936 until the revolution that brought Gamal Abdel Nasser to power in 1952. The King, of course, was intended to be like his counterparts in countries such as Iraq and Jordan, where royal families installed after the withdrawal... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The palace is one of the nicest architecture in Alexandria, owned by the late King of Egypt. Now its the presidential palace with no public access.

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Thank Fakhruddin G
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Alexandria is quite a busy city, and beautiful just like the other major ports of the Mediterranean. The palace is well guarded and only the grounds open to public.

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Thank bose_rima
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The original palace of King Farouk. Located in montazah royal gardens. Not available for public visits as it's a presidential palace.

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Thank Princess S
Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The building from outside is really beautiful but unfortunately nobody is allowed to get inside. Just take couple of pictures and check the rest of Montaza

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Thank AsmaZaher
Steinbach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

well guarded & beautiful, this facility had to be viewed from a distance, if tours are available they were not when we visited

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Thank Glacepp
Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Couldn't go in and there were repairs going on when we went to visit. The kids did get a wave from one of the soldiers holding a huge gun which they thought was amazing !

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