Abdeen Palace is one of the magnificent palaces in Egypt dating back to Muhammad Ali Pasha’s family. It is located in the Downtown of Cairo city.
What is the history of Abdeen Palace?
Khedive Ismail bought a small mansion named Abdin palace was owned by Abdin Bey (One of the leaders of the army during Muhammad Ali Pasha period) in 1863 to construct a new palace to be the seat of rule, so Khedive Ismail keened to make this palace expressing modern Egypt through its architecture, furniture, and antiquities.
Khedive Ismail named the new palace on the name of its old owner to be (Abdeen Palace).
Abdeen Palace remained the seat of rule from the period of Khedive Ismail to 1952 revaluation.
What do Abdeen Palace Museums display?
Abdeen Palace Museums exhibit the royal collection possessed by the royal family of Muhammad Ali Pasha, which are:
1 – The Silver Ware Museum displays unparalleled collections of silverware, crystal, and Gallier were owned and used by the royal family.
2 – The Gallery of Historical Documents exhibits rare and unique documents showing the political, social, and economic aspects at that time.
3 – Museum of Arms that is the biggest part of Abdeen Palace. It contains different types of arms.
This part contains also a part dedicating to display the medals and decorations of members of Muhammad Ali family.
4 – Presidential Gifts Museum houses the gifts received to Egypt spanning from the president Mubarak till the president Al-Sisi in national celebrations and events.
Abdeen Palace is considered one of the luxurious royal palaces in Egypt. Enjoy it with Explore Egypt Tours with its various Cairo day tours.