Cairo

Marvel the Abdeen Palace

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Abdeen Palace is a Palace which is one of the official residences and the main work place of the president of Egypt. The Abdeen Palace was established in 1863, which is located in the Old Cairo district of Abdeen, Egypt. This palace was designed by French architect Rousseau and in 1872, the luxurious palace became the seat of the government. Today this palace is known to the public as a museum and the palace area measures 44 feddans. The ground floor of the museum contains Silver museum, Arts museum, Royal Family museum and Presidential Gifts museum. There are around 500 rooms in the palace and the rooms are decorated with paintings and antique clocks which are designed with gold adornments. The attractions of this palace are Gallery Hamada, Kanais and House of the people El-Umma Museum. The main event of this Palace is the Ebdaa Gallery’s exhibition. There are also numerous hotels surrounding the Abdeen Palace such as Bostan Hotel, Royal City and Center Hotel. Around 3,500,000 travelers visit this palace’s museums every year enjoying the silverware collection, adornments and paintings of Egyptians.

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How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro station is Mohammed Naguib station and from there it takes 11 minutes to reach Abdeen Palace.
By Bus: Take the buses 355 and 357 from Downtown to Giza Pyramids which takes 8 minutes to reach the destination.

Tickets:
Adult: 10 EGP
Students: 5 EGP.

Timing: Opens from 9:00 am to 2.45 pm from Saturday to Thursday.

Address: Abdeen Palace, El-Gomhoreya Square, Rahbet Abdin, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt.

Tel: +20 2 23916909."

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