Egypt has many touristic palace dating from the time of the Pharaohs, through the Romans, Fatimids, Memluks, and the modern Egyptian kingdom . This is the ultimate list of palaces that you need to visit.
The Palace and Museum of Abdin locates in Abdin Square nearby the Mosque of Abdin and close to Sharia El-Saliba. There was a palace with a beautiful garden in this area but Khedive Ismail demolished it to build another five hundred-room palace on the western style to be the residence of him and his
El Gawhara Palace or the jewel palace of locates in the Citadel in the western side of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali and nearby Bab El-Azab area in which the Castle Massacre took place. To the southern side of this palace stands the palace of El-Nasir Mohammed or Qasr El Ablaq . This palace was constru
El Manyal Palace was built early the 20th century as a residence for Prince Mohammed Ali Tawgik. It lies in El Roda Islanc on the eastern side of the Nile River. The palace stands in a garden enclosure that was supplied with a marvellous collection of trees and flowers. The palace stands as a two st
The Harem Palace or the women palace locates in the Citadel of Salah El-Din in Salah Salem Street. This palace was added to the northern enclosure of the citadel at the dynasty of Mohammad Ali and its entrance was placed in Bab El-Qallaa. It was used as a hospital for a period of time, but since its
The Palace of Muhammad Ali locates in Shubra El-Kheima next to the Faculty of Agriculture there. For visiting this palace, one can easily take the metro rather than a taxi. The palace was established by Mohammed Ali in the early years of assuming the power but its construction was completed many yea
The Musafirkhana Palace locates in Bab El-Nasr Street next to the Mosque of Mahmud Muharram . This palace was a part of a complex that comprises of a mosque, Tekiya, and palace that was erected by the wealth merchant Mahmud Muharram. This palace dates back to the Ottoman period and it was the center
The Palace of Qawsun lies in Sharia Manakh El-Waqf close to the Complex of Sultan Hasan . This palace was originally constructed by Emir Qawsun who was the husband of Sultan Hasan's daughter and he served as a Cupbearer in the days of Sultan Hasan. In the reign of Sultan Qaytbay , the palace was ren
The Palace or Qasr Bashtak situates in one of the side street of El Muiz Le Din Allah Street next to the Qasaba . It was constructed by Emir Bashtak; the husband of Sultan El-Nasir Mohammed's daughter and one of the prominent Emirs at his reign. He was in charge of many influential posts including t
The remains Qasr El-Ablaq lies opposite to the Mosque of El-Nasir Mohammad in Salah Salem Street. This palace was erected by Ashraf El-Khalil who died before finishing it and its construction completed at the reign of El-Nasir Mohammad. Standing over the remains of this stripped palace helps the one
The Palace of Alin aq lies in El Darb El Ahmar region in the north side of Bab El-Wazir Street. It locates nearby the Complex of Khayrbak and the remains of the Bahri Residence. The Monument was established by Emir Alin Aq El- Hossami who had been one of the prominent noble men in the days of the Ma
The Palace of Emir Taz appear in El-Seyufia Street. This palace was erected by Emir Taz who was one of Sultan El-Nasir Muhammad Mamluks and who was appointed later on as the Grand Dawadar. He became one of the administrating Emirs in the days of Sultan Hasan until Emir Shaykhu revolted against him.
The Qaa of Muhibb El-Din El-Muwaqqi situates in Bait El-Qadi Street next to the Mausoleum of Qalawun . In the period from 1730 to 1736 the house was inhabited by Emir Uthman Katkhuda El-Qazdughly who served as the Chief Emir in Cairo and who established a complex in Azbakiya. The Qaa or the main rec
The Remains of the palace of Qansuh El-Ghuri locates eastward Saliba Street. This Palace was established by Sultan Qansuh El-Ghuri,the last Mamluk sultan and the last Sultan who ruled for along period from 1501 to 1516. EI-Ghuri died of a heart attack while fighting the Ottoman Turks outside Aleppo,
The Sakakini Palace locates in El-Sakakini Square next to the Mosque of Baybars I . This palace was established by Henry El-Sakakini Pasha who came to Egypt at the age of 16 and worked hard until he managed to be a prominent contractor and occupy a great position in the country at the time of Muhamm
Cairo is one of the major shopping area in Egypt renowned for its huge markets and bazaars including Khan el-Khalili, Friday Market of Suq El Gomaa and others. Antiques, jewelry, spices, copper utensils and Coptic cloth are some of the special item attractions in these markets. Of course, there are
Giza is a governorate in the center of Egypt on the west bank of the Nile. It forms with Cairo and El Qalyubeya Governorate what is known as Greater Cairo. El Giza Governorate covers about 27, 564 km² and encloses about 9 administrative center, 11 city and a large number of districts and villages.
Mausoleums in Cairo. Khanqah and Mausoleum of Emir Qawsun, Besides having the most ancient tombs in the world, Cairo hold a big collection of Tombs and Mausoleums of Kings, Sultans, and Princes of all Islamic periods of its history. Fatimide, Ayyubid, Mamelouk and Otoman Mausoleums are scattered in
Giza Plateau is the most important archaeological site in the world that locates on the western bank of the Nile River and few kilometers southward Cairo. It is one of the most admirable and most visited tourist sights all over the world because it houses the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre (Khephre
Cairo is a City rich in museums for all kinds of arts and themes. Egyptian Musum for Pharonic Art, Islamic Museum, Coptica Museum, Solar Ship Museum Military Museum , Police Museum, Railway Museum , Manyal Palace Museum, are among the big collection the city of Cairo is proud to offer to its vis
Saqqara is a vast Ancient Egyptian necropolis in Giza Governorate of , about 18 km to the south of Giza City. The uniqueness of the site rests on its being the only necropolis in Egypt that includes tombs from the dawn of the Egyptian History till its end. Additionally, it includes some monuments of
City of One Thousand Minarets; this how people of Cairo call it, among many other nick name of their beloved city. Where ever you go, specially in the historical city you observe minarets of different hitoric epochs and arts every where. Cairo have the oldest mosque in Africa (Amr Ibn El Aas Mosqu
Not Only Mosques, Sabil Kuttabs (Fountains and Schools), Madrasas (Schools) or Bimarestans(Hospitals) are the most important islamic Monuments in Cairo , but also cairo have many other surprising monuments of different types like cisterns, walls, towers, gates, restaurants, Hammas(bathes)
Since the Pharaonic Era, Egyptians are renowned for their unique way for celebrating important events in their life. Due to the prominent position of Cairo as the capital of Egypt and the cultural center of the Middle East it hosts various religious and literary festivals and celebrations annually.
Nightlife in the city of the Nile River has a different taste and there are plenty of activities to do and places to visit including clubs, bars, and restaurants. Taking a Nile cruise especially at night for enjoying the cool weather, clear sky and charming view of the great river comes on top of th
Before leaving, all the tourists prefer taking souvenirs for their friends from Egypt. Among the highly purchased souvenirs are the perfume bottles, handmade works such as baskets, tent making works with magnificent Pharaonic and Islamic styles. Alabaster statues and papyrus papers are also highly
Memphis is the first capital of the unified Egypt. It was Narmer, the founder of the One Dynasty, who initiated its establishment. It was known by three names: ’Inb-hd (the White Wall), Mn-nfr (Stable and Beautiful), and Mt-Rhn (the Rams' way). It remained the capital of Egypt from the First Dynas
Nasr City is one of the major districts of Cairo covering about 250 km². It was erected in 1960 as an extension of Heliopolis City and consists of ten sub-districts known by their numbers such as the 7th district, the 10th district and so. On its land there are numerous important s
Though for the fiest impressions Cairo appears to be a city of cement, concrete and ugly building, it has it charm, secret places and places to hide and search peace and nature. Tens of gardens and parks are scattered all over the city like Giza Zoo, Orman Gradens, Al Andalus Park, Gezira Park
Discover the historical churches in Coptic Cairo like : Cathedral of San Mark , Cathedral of Virgin Mary and convent of Saint Mercury , Church of Saint Barbara , Church of the Virgin , Hanging church and the Church of Saint Behnam.
Discover the most beautiful Historical Houses in Cairo like : House of Ahmed Katkhuda El Razzaz , House of Ali Effendi Labib ,House of El Harrawy ,
House of El Qadi , House of Gamal El Din El Dahaby ,House of Ibrahim Katkhuda El Sinnari and House of Sit Wasila.
Discover the most spectacular historical Schools in Egypt like : Madrasa of Sultan El-Zaher Baybars I , Madrasa of Qatlubugha El-Dhahabi Madrasa of Ilagy El-Yusufi Madrasa of Emir Inal El-Yusufi in El Darb El Ahmar Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab of Sultan Mahmoud I Madrasa and Khanqah of Sultan Barquq in
Discover the most spectacular Wikiala or Historical Markets in Cairo like : The Wikala of Bazaraa , The Wikala of El-Tutungi , The Wikala of Emir Qawsun El Nassery , Visiting The Wikala of Sultan El-Ghuri Wikala of Sultan Qaytbay in Bab El-Nasr and Wikala and Sabil-Kuttab of Gamal El-Din El-Dhahab
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