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Mohamed Ali Manial Palace

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Mohamed Ali Manial Palace is a cultural gem that reflects the luxury of the Egypt Royal family. Cairo is blessed with a number of incredible monuments found all over the city offering the perfect examples of royal excellence and traditional Islamic architecture.

The palace and museum of Muhammad Ali in Manial is a historical wonder of modern times built to reflect the ultimate level of luxury and nobility. This marvel palace museum will shed some light on a rare moment in time that left some of the most extravagant artifacts and magnificent monuments ever created.

History of Mohamed Ali Manial Palace

The Manial palace was built by Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik between 1899 and 1929 AD. The price held many meetings and parties where some of the most accomplished ministers, dignitaries, journalists, and writers were. After the Egyptian revolution in 1952, the palace was turned into a museum where the whole public can witness the grandeur and allure of the royal family.

The palace was able to reach its 120th anniversary in 2023 as a magical art exhibition that possesses a number of oil paintings in the main hall of the palace which tells how the palace was constructed over 40 years.

Who is Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik?

The king who was never, Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik (1875 – 1955 AD) was the uncle of King Farouk who is the last king of Egypt. He was born as the son of Khedive Tewfik, the brother of Khedive Abbas Hilmi II, and the grandson of Khedive Ismail. He had a great love for science where he went to the Abdeen secondary school then he traveled to Switzerland followed by Terzianum School in Austria to obtain a higher degree.

He returned to Egypt in 1892 to become the prince of Egypt. He was a very highly wise man who admired the beauty behind arts, science, and literature plus possessed a deep thirst to consume knowledge. His journey has a deep effect on the construction process of this extraordinary palace.

Design of Mohamed Ali Palace in Manial

The entire design of the palace tells the lifestyle of the late 19th and 20th centuries which is built on an area of 61711 m2. The palace is made of two floors. The entire palace consists of an outer wall that looks like a medieval fort that surrounds the decorated entrance of the palace. Within the walls are the reception area, residence palaces, and throne palaces.

The palace has the clock tower, the Sabil, the mosque, living quarters, the hunting museum, the private museum, the royal throne hall, and the heavenly golden hall, in addition to the wonderful garden surrounding the palace. The residence palace was added in 1903 and the hunting museum was added in 1903.

The palace was designed in a perfectly designed style of Rococo and Art Nouveau merged with enchanting traditional Islamic architecture that includes Ottoman, Mamluk, Persian, Syrian, Moroccan, Andalusian, and Moorish which creates a fantastic combination of the interior & architectural decorations, spatial design, and the sumptuous materials.

Within the temple are a number of highly extensive and incredible items of clothing, art, silver, furniture, medieval manuscripts, and objects d’art collections date all the way to the medieval manuscripts. The residential palace is by far the most decorated construction made of two floors containing the Haramlik, the fountain foyer, the blue salon room, the fireplace room, the seashell salon room, the mirror room, the dining room, the Shekma, the Prince’s office, and library plus the golden throne hall.

Across the palace and all of its halls and rooms are amazing walls covered with amazing wood filled with colorful geometric and marvelous floral motifs with poetry verses and quranic writings plus some of the walls and ceilings were covered in gold.

The Museum of Mohamed Ali Manial Palace

The beautiful Manial Palace was transformed into a majestic museum in 1955 filled with some of the most captivating collections of art, furniture, silver, oil paintings of the family members, medieval manuscripts, landscape paintings, crystals, and candlesticks.

It is found in the southern part of the palace, consisting of about 15 halls found in the heart of the courtyard with a small garden. King Farouk hunting museum was added in 1963 to display 1180 objects of birds, animals, camel & horses skeletons, and mummified butterflies.

The Royal Gardens of Mohamed Ali Manial Palace

The majestic gardens around the palace cover 34000 m filled with rare trees and marvelous plants from all over the world like Indian fig trees, Mexican cacti, bamboo trees, and royal palm. All the travelers will get to explore all the tropical plants and rare flowers that the prince traveled all across the world to create the most hypnotic garden ever cultivated.

The Gallery of Mohamed Ali Manial Palace

Conclusion

The magical Palace of Mohammed Ali Tawfik is a cultural house of wonder and history where travelers from all over the world will get to explore a rare example of artistic expression not to be found anywhere in Egypt. Experience the history and beauty of Egypt. Book your Egypt holiday packages from UK now and discover the pyramids, temples, palaces, and ancient ruins that make this country truly unique. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore one of the world's most fascinating destinations.

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