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Manial Palace Museum

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Address: 1 Saray Street | Manyal, Cairo, Egypt
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+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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Muhammad Ali Basha.

Muhammad Ali Basha's palace, Inspired by many famous mansions in the world He was a collector The ruling room was for him as he should've been the ruler of Egypt and it's build... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joe S
Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Muhammad Ali Basha's palace, Inspired by many famous mansions in the world He was a collector The ruling room was for him as he should've been the ruler of Egypt and it's build after the ottoman style with the ottoman sun!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing architecture, let's start with the tickets for Egyptians it costs 1 US dollar for non Egyptians almost 5 US dollars to use ur camera it will cost u 2.5 US dollars and I strongly recommend to get the camera access, nearest subway station is al sayeda zaynab station, the deetails are beautifully done, my neck still hurts cuz... More 

Thank Mohammed M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Prince never ruled in Egypt, but the palace and gardens are quite amazing. This site is in Cairo, so if you have time, go see it. The palace was completed in 1937. The surrounding gardens contain over 55 types of cacti and palm trees. The garden itself is worth the visit. Includes a museum inside.

Thank SeattleNwdude
Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Don't miss this amazing palace.... amazing architecture, relaxing garden nice museums awesome colors everywhere a MASTER piece of art

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Never miss this palace, will leave u woowed realy about everything insidr and outside of it, a piece of art

1 Thank Mariam T
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The palace reopened its gates for visiting after several years of restoration. It is a fabulous palace of prince Mohamed Aly. He was an architect and this is obvious in the magnificence of the palace and how grand it is. Take note of the ceilings in each room as they are different in each one. The gardens are not opened... More 

1 Thank meho76
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to learn about the royal family of Egypt and see there house and how they lived. Visit the palace and you can see the great furniture and lovely garden. And the hunting museum.

1 Thank May A
Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

In my opinion, one of the highly recommended attractions in Cairo, you will be amazed by the beauty of this wonderful palace. Don't miss it.

1 Thank houssam_sabry
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

After 2 and half weeks in Egypt we visited the Manial Palace on our last day. Wow! What a highlight. 36 different ceilings ... every room and every building is a unique experience. I said to my wife that this Manial Palace experience just filled me with joy.

1 Thank Brett C
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Prince Mohamed Ali built this palace 120 years to enrich the capital with a good example of the deceased Islamic architecture , and the result was magnificent. every stone had been built with a passion and the landscape is eye catching , the furniture and decoration is great pleasure to look at them , and the museum of animal mummies... More 

1 Thank Usama M

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