Baron Palace
Baron Palace
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elidezz
Brussels, Belgium11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Good place to visit if in the area. The Baron Empain help build Heliopolis, so the history described is very interesting. Also built the first tram lines and more. Nice views from the roof, nice sculptures in the gardens. Unless you're into urban planning or are staying in city Nasr or close by, it’s a nice place to visit, but spending more hours at the Egyptian museum near Tahrir sqaure is probably better.
Written 20 January 2024
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Aisha Y
Cairo, Egypt51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Baron Palace is a magnificent historic castle that has so many breathtaking natural surroundings.
Baron Palace has a stunning blend of European and Middle Eastern architectural styles. It is a must-see destination for anyone interested in art, history, and culture.
Written 10 July 2023
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Dr.Fetouh
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The palace is amazing , it has been renovated , air conditioned first floor , staff are very friendly and helpful , video explanations in English , All history is explained in English and Arabic language, very well maintained garden, I would strongly recommend visiting it .
Written 22 May 2023
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TJim60
2,861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Built between 1907 and 1911 for Baron Joseph Empain, the Palace is noteworthy for its SE Asian design motifs. A combination of Indian and Khmer styles.

The Palace is in Heliopolis on/near the road to and from Cairo Airport and has been a curiosity to locals and tourists travelling to and from the airport.

Because of its foreign-themed design, it was called Qasr Al Majnun (Palace of the Insane).

It was abandoned to the elements and closed for many years, falling into disrepair.

It's been open a couple of years to the public after massive restoration work. Contrary to opinion, reinforced concrete is not as durable as it may appear.

Foreigners pay LE 100 for entry to the Palace and another LE 50 to go on the roof.

Because the Palace is made of reinforced concrete, the major architectural features of interest are the Indian/Khmer decorations and the interior.

There also a several exhibits inside.

There are great views from the roof.

It's a nice place to visit, but there are a lot more important and interesting sites to see.

The Baron was the developer of Heliopolis (AKA Masr Gadid) as an upscale community outside Cairo.

Got a bargain purchase price on the land from the Egyptian Govt reportedly with assistance from a prominent Egyptian politician.

He also built a tram from "Downtown" Cairo here. There's a old tram car on the grounds.

Heliopolis has lots of interesting buildings, palaces of the rich and famous.

Hosni Mubarak had the Heliopolis Palace Hotel converted to a presidential residence..
Written 8 December 2022
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Yasser E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Business
Thanks baron team , it is really a great hotel with professional and friendly treatment , management is really great , staff more than friendly , really we felt that we were in our home ❤️
Written 8 December 2022
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mennaghoniem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Amazing place to take pictures in the garden and the exterior of the building 2 types of tickets available 1 for the palace nothing much to see there just the bath tubs and the panoramic roof tons of statues and an amazing view for taking pictures go in the winter the sky is clear then
Written 14 November 2022
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kareema.h
Bahrain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A very nice place you should visit once you are in cairo , the sad thing that there’s no any furniture inside , it’s empty but you will find some information and achievements about baron .. the architecture is so amazing it’s stunning , there’s also a panorama view on the rooftop but you have to buy another ticket for that .. worth a visit
Written 6 May 2022
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Breeze
Riffa, Bahrain1,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
I have been waiting for a long time to enter this beautiful palace, which was not possible earlier, it has been recently renovated in a reasonable way and opened to the public, no furniture inside, good information and photos is displayed inside about the owner and history of the area, tickets are available at door, no prior reservation required, senior people enter free of charge, no gift shop available, no water in the toilet, no cafeteria , it would be nice to have them.
Written 23 March 2022
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nasserah2001
Cairo, Egypt40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Very elegant Indian style architecture palace. Very well preserved and maintained. It tells the story if how Heliopolis was created from a dream to full reality.
Written 5 August 2021
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Julia
Ahmedabad District, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Amazing architecture, beautiful building
Must see everytime i visit egypt

MUST SEE......FOR ALL....!!!
Written 28 July 2021
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