King Farouk Palace
King Farouk Palace
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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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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of the most ornate buildings in the city, you will find it in the center of town and on an open square. We saw it from our tour bus, pointed out by our guide. Did not go in but we were impressed with the beauty.
Written 7 May 2024
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Voyager_Nineteen71
Pune, India571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The palace is close to the Montazah gardens and is closed so there is nothing fancy about it from the outside. No need to take out special time for this.
Written 29 January 2024
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berend
San Diego, CA390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Can't go inside the palace. Views from exterior are beautiful. The gardens are amazing and you get a seaside view also.
Written 17 October 2023
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The 350 acre walled in garden complex with a palace was the summer home of King Farouk who assumed power at the age of 16 in 1936. Located in the El Montazah section of Alexandria, the palace is surrounded by manicured gardens, a beautiful palm tree laden beach and a magnificent view of the Alexandria coastal skyline.
After Farouk's capitulation, Nassar built the beautiful Helnan Palestine Hotel in 150 days in 1964 to host the Arab League Summit Conference.
Written 10 July 2023
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Almostgreynomad
Sydney, Australia1,119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Tour guide brought me here ... but really, just a fancy building / photo op.

Not much else to see or do - can't go inside.

Interestingly, there are about 3 hotels on the grounds ..... with some more being built ... guess that is a good way to share the grounds and make it pay !
Written 15 April 2023
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EGYPTGREATES
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Amazing building and more amazing gardens. Some of the info here is incorrect. After The King was kicked out of Egyptian 1952 by Nasser , they turned the main building into a museum to show the Egyptian people how rich and corrupt the King was while his people were poor. I remember being there in 1959 to 1964 , as we lived in Alexandria. They showed off his stamp collection , coin collection etc etc. In late 60s and 1970 they used it to run concerts by Egyptian rock bands "Black Coats" and "le petit chat". As for the 365 wives, not quite correct. Farouk was a Womanizer and had a separate smaller building for his lady friends which is open today as a hotel. Farouk was also a kleptomaniac. He drove around Alexandsria in a red convertable and no one else was allowed a red car as he wanted people to know it was him. Then Sadat closed it down in the 70s as he believed it was disrespectful. After Sadat came Mubarak who used it as a guest house for himself and diplomats. The main building has been closed the past 20 years and just sitting there gathering dust. The grounds have alwasy been open to the public. I have an old video from 1959 running around as a 4 year old in the balcony. Good old days. Long gone
Written 3 December 2021
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Rajnish Mehta
Mumbai, India49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I felt little sad as our guide told me about the the palace which is not open to public ever since revolution of 1952. It was being painted and polished . What for? Like any other country they can attract lot of tourists who want to see palaces from inside . Guide told that city wants it to be opened or else Alex has limited attractions.
Written 6 January 2020
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Aadhes
Colombo, Sri Lanka2,434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We were told that the public is not permitted to this palace. Our guide told that this king had 365 wives and he had built this Palace with 365 rooms. (mmmmmmm I don't know how they managed) The external garden is really nice and breathtaking. This is one of the heaven for photographers.
Written 4 January 2020
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Jtthjones
Pooler, GA385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
The place is pretty but the real gem is the grounds. Some beautiful views of the ocean from the grounds of the palace. We visited the harbor and walked around. The bridge is very pretty. Lots of good photo opportunities.
Written 20 December 2019
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John K
Perth, Australia331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We only visited the exterior of the Palace, the beach and the gardens. The gardens are stunning and extensive. Well worth a look.
Written 12 December 2019
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