Palace Profile: Abdeen Palace

  July 23, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Location: Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Built: 1863 to 1872
Architect: De Curel Del Rosso and Rousseau of France
Commissioned By: Isma’il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt and Sudan
Style: Neoclassical
Rooms: Approximately 500
On The Palace Grounds: Several museums are housed within the Palace – the Museum of Arms, the Presidential Gifts Museum, the Documents Museum, the Decorations and Medals Hall, and the Royal Silverware Museum
Current Owner: The Egyptian State
Current Use: Official residence and main workplace of H.E. The President of Egypt
Fun Fact: The Palace was commissioned to celebrate the inauguration of the Suez Canal

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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