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Abdeen Palace Museum

Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street | off Abdeen Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 391 0042
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A So-So Experience

The "palace" wasn't very opulent on the outside, and the museum rooms not overly impressive for... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Eileen W
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Mount Shasta, California
My visit to saraya abdeen

I loved the palace but I wished I could see the rooms of the princesses but it turned out to be a... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Nada I
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Formerly serving as a royal palace until the end of the monarchy in 1952, this history museum features a large collection of weapons and medals including knives, guns, cannons and an exhibit of medals.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Moustafa Abdel Raziq Street | off Abdeen Square, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 391 0042
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The "palace" wasn't very opulent on the outside, and the museum rooms not overly impressive for those who don't care about weapons. The room of gifts made me contemplate about the waste of time and resources governments spend giving useless things to each other that...More

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I loved the palace but I wished I could see the rooms of the princesses but it turned out to be a forbidden place anyway I loved all details over there and I would recommend to visit it

Thank Nada I
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We came with a tour group, and had a guided visit, so it was interesting to learn about the history of the building and how it came to be, and how the contents came to be as well. The older items are actually pretty cool,...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is a royal palace turned into 4 museum complex. A weaponry museum, royal medals museum, silverware museum and presidential museum. The weaponry museum is the largest one containing a vaste collection of weapons from different ages. The overall experience was unimpressive unless you...More

Thank Mostafa K
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Very nice Royal Residence turned to museum. i especially enjoyed seeing the former King Farooq's swords and guns. The silverware section was beautiful.

Thank Nada S
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This Cairo Museum (the former Egyptian Presidential Palace) will take your breath away - it is easy to take a taxi to - you will need a good 2 hours. Get the taxi to drive you to the "Azir Abdeen" entrance as this place is...More

1  Thank ccastellar2017
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Abdeen Palace or as the ticket says Abdine Palace costs 100EGP which is about 5€. It is more than it costs to enter the Egyptian museum or see the Spinx and the Pyramids for some reason or other. If you like weapons it is a...More

Thank Snubben
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you love weapons collections, this is your museum. There are actually five museums on the compound, but the largest is the Arms Museum (Military Museum), with a great collection of swords, firearms, and others weapons, some highly decorative, some more utilitarian. There is also...More

1  Thank avalon2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful palace is located close to the famous Tahrir Square. You enter the palace from the side where you can by tickets. Only the museum is open and you sadly don't get access to the state and private apartments. The museum is very well...More

4  Thank Duncan S
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The place should tell the history of the Royals who used to live there and established the place to begin with, in addition to the historic and political events that took place in the past 60 years or so. Yet, you don't get to see...More

1  Thank Muhammad A
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4 December 2017|
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There is huge garden but not allowed to walk over the green while you can sit and have a drink watching the landscap
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Mahmoud S
4 September 2017|
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You can take camera and use it inside with a ticket coasts you 10 Egyptian pounds
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Nausheen K
8 December 2016|
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100 egyptian pounds for foreigners (less for students and Egyptians)
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