King Farouk Palace, Alexandria

#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Located amidst the trimmed grass and numerous flowerbeds, King Farouk Palace stands as a witness to the once-glorious life of the penultimate Egyptian king. Today it serves as a guest palace for foreign diplomats, and thus off-limits to visitors; nevertheless, you can observe its grandeur from the lush surrounding garden, enjoying the gentle breeze of the very close Mediterranean Sea. Admire the lavish design of the late 19th-century complex, built in a combination of Florentine and Turkish architectural style, with richly carved Renaissance decorations on the facade. Arrange to visit King Farouk Palace and other attractions in Alexandria using our Alexandria day trip planner.
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  • I felt little sad as our guide told me about the the palace which is not open to public ever since revolution of 1952. It was being painted and polished . What for? Like any other country they can...  more »
  • We were told that the public is not permitted to this palace. Our guide told that this king had 365 wives and he had built this Palace with 365 rooms. (mmmmmmm I don't know how they managed) The...  more »
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