Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

The Dazzle of the Rare Precious Antiques will Take You To Historical Lives of Princes In The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace.

The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Once you enter this unique architectural masterpiece to be amid various Islamic art styles, including Fatimid, Mamluk, Ottoman, Andalusian, Persian, and Shami, the vibrant, colorful decoration and rare precious Antiques will push you among the Lives of princes of the royal family in the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace.

A dazzling treasure will be surrounded you, taking you to the feeling as if the Prince is waiting for you to accompany you on a time tour, traveling with you from this recent age to arrive at the Mohamed Ali Dynasty. It will be a gat that will get you to this time gap to be in the middle of this real magic.

Description of the Palace

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace is where you will be in the heart of the art school for everyone who wants to learn different Islamic architecture that passed through the land of Egypt.

Each step carries you to another world of charming, crossing through the dazzling of the Throne Palace, the majestic Reception Palace, the great prince’s residence Palace, as well as the marvelous mosque, the magnificent clock tower, and the amazing Hunting Museum, while the brilliant of the Golden Hall will take you to another world of charming.

While you wander the fabled garden, smelling the beautiful, unique plants and bright flowers that will captivate your soul, seeing luxuriant tropical and desert plants, and several cacti acquisitions from Mexico, the various Islamic structure will attract you to walk through the astonishing crystal antiques, manuscripts, valuable original carpets, manuscripts, textiles, brass work.

Your feet will accelerate in amid the Turkish ceramics from Iznik and Kutahaya that adorned the walls, while the intrinsic designs and works of art like  Turkish and glass mishka and chandeliers that decorate the palace’s plaster and wooden ceilings allure your attention to finding the hanging group of pictures of the rulers of Egypt from the family of Muhammad Ali will transport you to that historical era, to feel as if the luxurious frame of each picture pulls you to live this era.

The wall is decorated with Qur’an verses executed in prominent Kufic script, and the wall on the northern side is surmounted by guardrails, and the façade, in general, resembles the entrances to mosques and Iranian schools in the 14th century AD. While you walk with the wall and go into the heart of these fabulous gardens of the palace, you will go deeper for the charm of the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace.

The Luxurious Buildings Inside the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Reception Palace Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace. It is located above the entrance, to spend time in the hospitality of Prince amid the vibrant Islamic motifs with bright colors, rare antiques, and luxurious royal furniture; it is intended for receiving official guests who visit the prince in his palace, and it consists of two floors, between them a wooden staircase.

The First Floor

It includes two rooms: The first: the protocol room, which is designated to receive official personalities and contains valuable possessions, and at the far end of the room, there is a mirror cabinet with protocol records where the visitor records his name in it, and there are also two sofas upholstered with leather and decorated with seashell, ebony and wood, and on the walls are pictures hung For some horses.

The Second Floor

The room of the senior worshipers and adjacent to the ceremonial room, where the prince used to receive dignitaries who used to come to the palace to perform the Friday prayers in his mosque, and the most important characteristic of this room, in addition to its decoration, is the presence of two bookcases inside the walls with an ornate sash.

The upper floor: There is a wonderful and amazing model of the Sultan Qaytbay Al Mosque made of original seashells. It is located on the terrace in the middle of the staircase leading to the upper floor, which consists of two halls.

The first: the Levantine Hall: It was named with this name because all its walls and ceiling are covered with wood brought by the Prince from one of the ancient houses In Damascus, this room is also characterized by the presence of stained-glass windows, stained with stucco executed with great precision, and to the right, there is another small room that was intended for the sitting of the harem, who attended with the guests of the Emir.

On your way between the  Reception palace and the mosque, you will meet the clock tower.

The Clock Tower Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

It was built in the style of towers in Morocco and Andalusia, which are used for guards and surveillance, and its clock hands are in the form of snakes.

The Mosque Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

A majestic architectural and decorative masterpiece is located in the middle of the palace; it is decorated on the outside with sandstone brides and below them a band of Qur’an inscriptions, while the inner walls are covered with panels of faience tiles, some bearing the Islamic names of God.

The mosque consists of two iwans: the ceiling of the eastern iwan is covered with small domes of colored glass that reflect the light, decorated in a way that catches the eye, while the ceiling of the western iwan contains the sun disk, the symbol of the Ottoman Empire, and in the middle of the two iwans, a special seat for the reciter of the Holy Qur’an covers its inscriptions with gold water.

The mosque of the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace is where you feel that all the meaning of creativity is gathering on this rare spot; to find that the precious royal chandeliers will encourage you to complete your tour inside Prince Mohamed Ali Palace to meet the hunting museum.

The Hunting Museum Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Once you enter this museum, two real lions will be in your face, and the deer heads above them, finding your curiosity calls you to go deeper where you find buffalo and predatory animals, in addition to the gifts of the ruler of Sudan to King Farouk, which is a set of pieces of furniture made from the tusks and bodies of elephants in addition to a rare group of colorful butterflies, a pair of huge snake skins, each of which is more than 5 meters long, and a group of Egyptian birds, and European Migratory Birds.

Just go to the gardens to arrive at the Residence Palace.

The Residence Palace Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

The Palace was built on the model of the palaces of the Ottoman Sultans in Istanbul, and next to the outer door, there is a plaque written in Kufic script that says: “This palace was established by the Prince Muhammad Ali Pasha in 1321 AH corresponding to 1902 CE.

The palace consists of two floors, while you can enjoy a wonderful view above this palace tower that overlooks the views of Cairo and Giza.

The first floor of this Residence Palace includes the foyer of the “fountain,” and it was named with this name due to the presence of an alabaster fountain in the middle of the hall executed in the Andalusian style and spread inside it Islamic decorations and writings, then you will find in front of you the magic of the harem room, the blue salon, the dining room, The fireplace room, the Prince’s office, and library, while the second floor contains bedrooms, and the Prince met in these rooms with Churchill and Roosevelt during World War II.

You will be amazed by the details of carpets and furniture amid a bouquet of rare antiques, while the View from Mashrabia will captivate the heart as you will see a wonderful view of the Nile to complete your tour inside this majestic palace, while the stunning gardens surround you.

The Throne Palace Of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

The palace was designed in the Ottoman style. It consists of two floors. The ground floor is called “the Throne Hall”, which is a large hall with a gilded wooden staff of sofas and chairs covered with velor. The walls are decorated with a group of pictures of the rulers of Egypt from the Muhammad Ali family, along with pictures of scenes Are normal.

As for the upper floor, it is made up of two halls for the winter sessions and the opison room is so named because its walls are covered with French opison fabric, and it is dedicated to the belongings of Elhami Pasha, “Prince Muhammad Ali’s grandfather to his mother.”

For The private museum of The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

It consists of 15 halls in the middle of a courtyard with a small garden. The museum includes all that the prince collected from Islamic collections and artifacts from around the world, as well as rare manuscripts, Qur’ans, writing tools, and rare carpets.

Info You Need To Know About the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace was established by Prince Muhammad Ali, son of Khedive Muhammad Tawfiq. The prince was born in Cairo in 1875 AD and died in 1954 AD.

The prince gained high-level Arab and foreign cultures and held important positions at the political level. He was regent of the throne after the death of his uncle, King Fouad I, in 1936 AD, until his cousin took over the king Farouk the First ruled Egypt in 1937 AD, and in the same year, the Prince appointed Crown Prince until King Farouk gave birth to his son, Prince Ahmed Fouad in 1951 AD, and the prince was passionate about Islamic arts and collecting antiques and antiquities, so he recommended converting his palace to a museum after his death.

The king’s personality was also reflected in his palace, so he came out as a unique palace in its style, distinct from the palaces of his royal family, and the prince developed all the engineering and decorative designs and supervised them himself.

Manial Palace was built in 1901 AD and completed in 1938 AD.

You can visit the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace from 9 am to 5 pm at the cost of 100 LE.

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