Prince Mohamed Ali Palace (Al Manial Palace)

Prince Mohamed Ali Palace (Al Manial Palace)

 Manial Palace
Enjoy visiting one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Cairo, which is located in Manial Al-Rawda in Cairo and dates back to the royal era. This palace was built in 1901. The area of Manial Palace is about 61711 cubic meters. Manial Palace has a beautiful Islamic artistic style. You will enjoy visiting this palace, which derives its importance from the diversity of the arts of architecture by which this palace was built on several styles and varied in it the arts of Ottoman, Mamluk, Andalusian and Levantine architecture. When you reach Manial Palace, you will see a large wall designed on the style that reaches the Middle Ages and the Middle Ages, either from the inside the palace is surrounded by gardens that contain rare trees. This palace includes places to stay and receive guests, as well as a place for the throne of the king, the mosque and the museum. This luxurious palace belonged to Prince Muhammad Ibn who was a son of Khedive Tawfiq who was the Crown Prince. Prince Muhammad Ali supervised the construction and selection of the palace’s design. Before his death, he recommended that the palace must have turned into a large museum.

The construction history of Manial Palace.
When you take your tour in Manial Palace, you will know a lot about the ruling family in Egypt and you will know about the date of the establishment of this place. Ownership of Manial Palace was moved from one person to another inside the ruling family in Egypt. First it was owned to Mostafa Fadel bash then It was Owned by the Khedive Ismail, after that the ownership of this place was transferred to the Duke Adaman, and in 1987 the ownership of this palace was transferred to one of the French in Egypt, after that Prince Muhammad bought the palace and he supervised its construction. Prince Muhammad Ali preferred some important parties and meetings inside the palace and Many senior official and princes attended parties in this palace. Before his death, Muhammad Ali recommended to turn the palace into a museum so that people could see the arts of architecture and decorations in this palace. After the 1952 revolution, the Egyptian government took the property of Muhammad Ali Pasha’s family, and in 1964 this palace was handed over to the Egyptian Company for Tourism and Hotels that converted the palace into a big hotel. After that the Prime Minister ordered removing this hotel because it hid the beauty of the palace.

The wonderful design of Manial Palace.
you will be amazed at the beauty of Manial Palace and you will be impressed by its beautiful design, which varied in construction and used in its design many styles. This palace is located in the north of the island of Rawda. The main Manial Palace was built on an area of 5000 meters. This Palace was built in the Fatimid, Mamluk, Ottoman, Andalusian, Persian and Levant style. This palace consists of a group of parts.

The Part of welcoming guests.
this part was built in order to receive senior officials and their guests, princes and kings, and this part in Manial Palace has antiques, furniture, carpets and Collectibles. This place is divided into two parts, The first floor has rooms to receive official and princes, and the second floor has two rooms In the Moroccan style and the Levantine style, these rooms are very wonderful and beautiful that will attract you.

Thepart of residence.
This building is the first building that was formed and this place was the residence of Prince Muhammad Ali, it consists of two floors between them there is a very beautiful staircase. The first floor has rooms for women and the blue salon as well as a dining room and contains the Prince’s office and it is nice that there are many custodial rooms. The rooms of the palace are designed in a way that every room differs from the other and this place contains several jewelry and collectibles belonging to Prince Muhammad Ali.

The part of the throne.
This building consists of two floors .The first floor in which there is a beautiful throne and it has a very large rooms that contains a group of golden wooden seats and contains a large picture of the rulers of Egypt for the family of Muhammad Ali Pasha and this place contains natural views of Cairo and Giza. Prince Muhammad Ali welcomed the guests in this hall on occasions such as festivals. The upper floor consists of two halls for sitting in the winter season and another one belonging to the grandfather of Prince Muhammad Ali, and this hall was in the French style.

The Golden Hall.
This room was used for official celebration. Although this room is empty of antiques, this room is considered a beautiful artistic masterpiece, because   there are some inscriptions, very beautiful forms and some decorations on its walls. This hall contents are transferred from the house of Muhammad Ali’s grandfather to the Manial Palace. It was called the golden palace because a lot of gold are found in its walls and there are palm-shaped columns.

The clock Tower.

This beautiful and wonderful tower contains a large clock that has hands in the French style and its hands are in the form of snakes. This tower was built on the Andalusian style like the towers that were used in the observation. This tower contains writings in beautiful Kufic script. You will enjoy a lot to watch this the magnificent tower.

The Palace Museum.
This wonderful museum contains fifteen halls. In the middle of these halls, there is a yard that has a small garden. This museum contains a very beautiful number of carpets, Arabic manuscripts, contains oil pictures of the family of Muhammad Ali Pasha, contains metal artifacts as well as preserves a collection of crystal, writing tools, clothes, bedspreads and furniture. This museum contains several halls with many beautiful archaeological contents such as writing tools, silk handkerchiefs and secret boxes. This museum contains weapons, swords and daggers. Your interest in this wonderful palace will increase when you see its contents that reflect the period of rule of the sons of Muhammad Ali. After enjoying your tour in this palace, you will have known a lot about Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled Egypt before the establishment of the Republic and this palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Egypt as well as you will take wonderful pictures in this wonderful palace.


 

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