This is with no doubt one of the most magnificent sites in Cairo city and it is located on the street of Al-Kasr Al-Ainy Street. It was established by Khedive Ismail Pasha in 1863. It took around 10 years to be built and it has some of the most fascinating architectural design including the best oriental, French, and Italian designs with some rare paintings Furniture inside the palace is decorated with some gorgeous gold & handmade decorations so just being in that place is truly an exceptional experience. Abdeen Palace was used as a governmental center from 1872 till 1952 instead of Cairo Citadel. The Khedive wanted to finish that palace for the 1869 opening of the Suez Canal mainly to impress visiting dignitaries. It was somehow neglected after July 23rd revolution until it was opened for the audience following the instructions of President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak. It was named after its owner, Abdeen Bey and when it comes to its decorations, paintings, clocks, etc it should definitely be considered the most magnificent palaces all over the world. The palace was also being used for so many official ceremonies & events. The French architect; Leon Rousseau was the one who designed the palace along with some other decorators from different countries. The garden of the palace was added by Sultan Fuad I in 19251. It cost more than 700000 EGP to build that palace and other 2 million EGP for the golden decorations and furnishing.
Museums of Abdeen Palace
There are 500 fabulous suites inside Abdeen Palace and there are also five great museums which are:
1. The War Museum
King Farouk was the one who constructed that museum and it displays various weaponry collections like light weapons and some Egyptian guns which belonged to King Farouk.
2. The Peace Museum
President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak was the one who established that museum in 2005 to display some of the best Mubarak family’s belongings and some presidential gifts. There are also lots of royal honoree medals.
3. The Royal Museum
In this museum, you will find tens of the Royal family belongings including a number of eating instruments, plates, objects in addition to various Royal Honoree medals.
4. The Historical Documents Museum
There are some really important secret historical documents that belong to different eras there.
5. Silverware Museum
This museum was added to the museums of Abdeen Palace in 1998 and it contains lots of the most incredible silverware antiques which belong to the family of Mohammed Ali. Egypt's gates are always open to all honorable guests that have the excitement to explore the land of Pharaohs. Be one of the lucky few who will get to experience all the beauty, culture, and history that Egypt has to offer through our incredible Egypt vacations in the recent couple of days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Are the Finest Destinations to Visit in Egypt?
The entire country of Egypt deserve to be explored with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen before any other such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan such as Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt
What Are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.
What Is the Top Traditional Egyptian Food?
Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.
What is the Best Time to Visit Egypt?
The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a little tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the Climate is unsafe and if any changes have been made.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should pack everything you could ever need in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Why Book With "Egypt Tours Portal"?
We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 20 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort to make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the finest atmosphere until you return home.
Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?
You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More
What to Wear While in Egypt?
Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light and comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt. Put on sun block during your time in Egypt in the summer to protect yourself from the sun.
What are the Best Activities to Do in Egypt?
The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.
What are Egypt Festival and Public Holidays?
There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More
What are Special Advice for Foreign Women in Egypt?
Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.
What are the Official Languages of Egypt?
Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.
What is the Transportation in Egypt?
The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot but sometimes it becomes cold at night and winter is cool and mild. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and the average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What are the Reasons That Make You Visit Egypt?
It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.
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