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the outdoor area is breathtaking!

I would recommend this to outdoor people even though the inside is great!! The outdoor area has the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
FS1414
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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Wow

Wow. What a wonderful place to visit and see all the collections they have. The first floor is not... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
walidm158
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Wilmington, North Carolina
via mobile
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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 laid out and contains an amazing selection of antique weapons, guns, silverware and gifts given to the past Royal Family and then Presidents of Egypt. Everything is labeled with explanations which certainly helps. You unfortunately can't wonder around the gardens, but you can walk outside to get a picture of the impressive front of the palace. Depending on how much you want to look at each item 3hrs should be plenty.

Date of experience: December 2016
5  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 much ... I wish there was a rather attractive display of every room. all you see is just weapons !!
The location is nice though ... you would drive through the old streets of cairo to reach there, so a very nice experience for tourists who visit cairo for the first time.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank MuhammadAMA
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Many items to see that belonged to the king Frouk and his royal family and how it was during the ruling class - 18th and 19th centuries .

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Squash_10
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Well, The Place is HUGE, Many Antiques, and The Museum is Full Of Modern Kings Of Egypt's Stuff including guns, Statues, Gifts from other rulers of other countries and also gifts from other rulers to presidents of Modern Egypt.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Eldeheby
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This site was not high on our priority list but was close by and we had the time. We were pleasantly surprised to find it a nice escape from the noise and traffic of Cairo. Beautiful gardens walled off from the city and a terrific--mostly military-museum within. Excellent arms collection if you like that. We stopped for coffee and tea at their outdoor restaurant where I first learned to appreciate a cup of Nescafe (American style coffee)! The palace formerly served as the residence of the Egyptian King.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank KentNewLondonMN
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