El Manial (Egyptian Arabic: المنيل pronounced [elˈmænjæl], "the nilometer") is a district of Cairo, located on Rhoda Island in the Nile.
The El Manial Palace and garden estate was built for Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik between 1899 and 1929. The Prince is the first cousin of King Faruq and the younger brother of Khedive Abbas II Hilmi. The palace was given to the Egyptian nation in 1955.
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Ali El Razky | Feb 24, 2018
Friendly people.. Cheap tickets.. Amazing ornaments.. Wonderful views.. Very recommended
yahya Shatila | Nov 24, 2017
A very nice 100 years old well decorated prince house with a beautiful garden. It is a good place to visit if one had available time when being in Cairo. Sadly the whole garden is closed to visitors, the bed rooms and private chambers. Also the Chinaware and private collection of the prince are not shown.
arpitha s | Dec 27, 2017
Beautiful palace in the middle of Cairo. If you are tired of the heat and pollution, this is where you can catch a break. The buildings inside are also beautiful examples of various types of Islamic architecture. The entrance fee is 20egp for locals and 100egp for foreigners. Carry student id for discounts. There is limited parking and no restaurant. The place is also available for events and parties on rent.
G L Littleton | Feb 11, 2018
The Manial Palace and Museum, is a former Ottoman dynasty era palace and grounds on Rhoda Island on the Nile. It is located in the Sharia Al-Saray area in the El-Manial district of southern Cairo, Egypt. The palace and estate has been preserved as an Antiquities Council directed historic house museum and estate, reflecting the settings and lifestyle of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Egyptian royal prince and heir apparent. The residence compound, composed of five separate and distinctively styled buildings, is surrounded by Persian gardens within an extensive English Landscape garden estate park, along a small branch of the Nile.
abdelrahman abuelnaga | Jan 26, 2018
This Palace is simply a masterpiece.The prince mohammed Ali,owner of the palance,was obsessed with islamic arts and architecture,and antiques.And this palace is the yield if this love.The palace not only combines combines all the schools of islamic art;Moroccan,levant,egyptian(mamluk),but also european arts
Ms. Melissa Balan | Apr 2, 2018
Finally got to visit this place. It was totally worth it. It's beautifully preserved. The blue tiling throughout the buildings are magnificent. The gardens are perfect for wandering around in (although not all of the garden is open to guests). The men who are the guardians at each building have good information about each area (went with an Arabic speaker; some of them spoke English as well). It's a quiet reprieve from the noisy street outside. I definitely recommend a visit. Great for kids as well; my son loved the Hunting Museum with all of the taxidermy. Neat collection. No vehicles so kids can run freely.
mubbashir hassan | Apr 2, 2018
It was a palace which built during era of prince Mohamed Ali( 1875-1955) now become museum. It's very beauty full and historical place to see. Its situated in Cairo near Nile river. It's structure reflect many eras like Islamic structure in which ottoman, moorish and Persian era includes. Lovely palace to see.
Nada Auf | Mar 6, 2018
One of the BEST sites I have ever visited in Cairo. Architecturally indescribable, furniture and assets are to absolutely die for and don't get me started on the greenery. It is like entering paradise, except in the middle of Cairo (traffic is barely heard from the inside!) I highly highly recommend this visit.
Amal Hamed | Mar 24, 2018
What a wonderful place. I am in love with this remarkable spot. Go to the East go to the West Egypt is the best 😊🇪🇬♥️
Eslam el Khateeb | Jun 5, 2018
If you want to have a feeling how prince used to live. If you want to know what unlimited money can buy. Orr if you want some ideas for your new apartment you should visit this place. An standing as good as new palace where prince's used to have lavish parties live in different room every month. And have a hall just to act like a king. Opening hours is from 8 to 2 only so be early
vaghela ashok | May 29, 2018
The complex consists of six structures. Among these structures is a museum in which Faruq's hunting trophies are found, the prince's residence and furnishings and a museum in which some of the family's memorabilia are found. The palace also includes a collection of manuscripts, carpets, textiles, brass work and crystal. Items that can be seen here are a table made of elephant ears and a 1000-piece silver service. On part of the original grounds a hotel has been built called the Meridian Hotel. The remaining palace gardens have beautiful plants and flowers in an expansive setting fronting a small branch or the Nile
Abanoub William | Jun 6, 2018
It's a fantastic place The Manial Palace and Museum, is a former Ottoman dynasty era palace and grounds on Rhoda Island on the Nile. It is located in the Sharia Al-Saray area in the El-Manial district of southern Cairo, Egypt. The palace and estate has been preserved as an Antiquities Council directed historic house museum and estate, reflecting the settings and lifestyle of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Egyptian royal prince and heir apparent. The residence compound, composed of five separate and distinctively styled buildings, is surrounded by Persian gardens within an extensive English Landscape garden estate park, along a small branch of the Nile. The Palace, furnishings, and Prince's collections were given to the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities in 1955. The Manial Palace and estate are a public art and history museum, with historical gardens, and forested nature park. There is also Hunting Lodge Museum, that belonged to the late King Farouk.
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