We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Great look from outside though” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of King Farouk Palace

King Farouk Palace
Book In Advance
$82.00*
and up
Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour
Ranked #11 of 75 things to do in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This sprawling property was the summer home of controversial King Farouk who assumed power at the age of 16 in 1936.
Alexandria, Egypt
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great look from outside though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

This place has always been closed. It is a symbol of Alexandria, but nobody can visit it. The Palace is inside Montazah gardens, the most beautiful place in Alexandria and a must see for all tourists.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank agera
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

93 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    34
    13
    5
    1
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Picture perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

You cannot visit the castle itself, only the surrounding premises. Still a pretty sight and easy to take in with the nearby royal gardens.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank SanderRuitenbeek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
120 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Out of ones dreams”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The palace is beautiful ,looks like its made from Sand. Took pictures in front of it, not sure if one can go in; we only stopped for 30 mins. There were a beach you wouldn't want to swim in and many things to buy. Sellers are very pushie !

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank SadeNY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jeddah
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The palace is absolutely beautiful and situated in the Montazah Gardens. You aren't allowed to enter so you just walk around it and enjoy the beauty and take pictures.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Yasmin E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
north east, england
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I know were disney got his inspiration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Palace is in the grounds of montazzah park so is situated in a very peaceful area though there are restaurants and the beach close by. You cannot go in to the building to look around so basically its just a case of looking at it and thinking Wow how beautiful.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank geordielass61
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed King Farouk Palace also viewed

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate
 
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate
 

Been to King Farouk Palace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing