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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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Most beautiful Palace from Outside

This palace is the most beautiful building I have seen from the outside, it is a piece of art unmatched in my opinion. Unfortunately it is not open to the public since it is used... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
Mohsen S
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Irving, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The Al-Haramlik Palace, the largest structure within the Montazah palace grounds, has a terrific history built by King Farouk I the last king of Egypt in 1932. A prominent F is carved in the cornices throughout the exterior of the palace, it is a mixture of Turkish and Florentine design.

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Thank Rougetete
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Of course you have to go, don't think about it twice. This is a historical monument, located in Montazah, it's a must go!

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Thank Dr-Migo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This palace is the most beautiful building I have seen from the outside, it is a piece of art unmatched in my opinion. Unfortunately it is not open to the public since it is used for the government foreign guests. However, the gardens in front of the palace are open to the public and are very nice and well kept.

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Thank Mohsen S
Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not being a guest of state I have not had the privilege of being housed here. It is a fantastic building but sadly can only be viewed from the outside. However, Montazah Gardens are well worth a visit anyday.

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Thank ToMScotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was part of our tour of Alexandria. This palace is not open to the public but the surrounding grounds, the outside of the palace and the views from there are all very nice, and relaxing.

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Thank Rebecca M
Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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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Thank mariana b
Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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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Thank Sam B
Algeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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Thank nawel m
Cairo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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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