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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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The palace was once the main residence of King Farouk of Egypt. Today the palace and its gardens are a property of the Egyptian presidency and are not open for the public... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2016
MahAshraf
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Cairo
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Porto, Portugal
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the palace of king Faroukh, though we cannot visit it inside, only from the outdoor gates, unfortunately, because it must be beautiful inside too, surrounded by the astonishing, peaceful gardens. It's easy going to, not expensive the entrance I mean, and you profit to go around the gardens...

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Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An architecture masterpiece but you will not be allowed inside! It is closed and only used a guest palace for presidential guests!

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Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in montazah royal gardens. The building from outside is really beautiful but unfortunately nobody is allowed to get inside. I was enjoy my self by sitting in the garden overlooking the blue sea.

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Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

The palace was once the main residence of King Farouk of Egypt. Today the palace and its gardens are a property of the Egyptian presidency and are not open for the public. However, the palace is nice to see from outside and is nice for taking pictures.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Based inside the Montaza gardens, the palace is a great photo op and a lovely peaceful area. Highly recommend.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

it is located in the Montaza area which has a special gate and only accessible for fees per person. Around $2 per person and the same for the car to enter the gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

King Farouk's Palace in Alexandria is a beautiful building. The tall rounded archways and the imposing size make for an impressive sight. Approaching the King's Palace you pass through the large public park called Montazah Palace Gardens. This used to be the gardens of the palace but is now open to the public to use. Lots of palm trees and... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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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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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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