Abdeen Palace Museum Cairo

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Abdeen Palace Museum – Government headquarters

Abdeen Palace Museum is one of most important and famous historical palaces in Cairo, owned by Abidin Bey al-Arnaut. It was built by Khedive Ismail and It became the official headquarters of the government. The palace was officially inaugurated in 1874. It’s a big palace occupying an area of 44 Feddans. It also used to be used for official events and ceremonies.

Nowadays, the palace is a museum. The upper floors are reserved for visiting foreign dignitaries. In the lower floors, I find the treasures of their collection: they have the Silver Museum, the Arms Museum, the Royal Family Museum, the Presidential Gifts Museum and the Historical Documents Museum.

My favorite museums are the Silver, Arms and Documents ones, every piece there has a special style. There’s a beautiful, big garden outside the palace. I enjoy exploring the passages here which are surrounded by amazing flowers and plants.

The fees are about 100LE for entry and 10LE for camera use.

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El-Gomhoreya Square, Cairo

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Opening Times

Sat - Thu 09:00 - 15:00


Entry fee: LE 100
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)