Prince Mohamed Ali Palace (Al Manial Palace)
The Prince Mohamed Ali Palace, also known as Al Manial Palace, is a historic palace and museum located in Cairo, Egypt. It was constructed between 1899 and 1929 for Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik, who was the first cousin of King Faruq and the younger brother of Khedive Abbas II Hilmi.
The palace complex consists of six structures, including the prince's residence, a hunting museum belonging to King Farouk, and a beautiful garden. The architectural style of the palace is a combination of European and Islamic influences, with intricate details and design elements.
Today, the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace is open to the public as the Manial Palace Museum. The museum is notable for its collection, which showcases an important period in the history of modern Egypt. It exhibits a wide range of artifacts, including furniture, artwork, textiles, and religious objects.
The museum's architectural design is also noteworthy, as it reflects a modern Islamic style fused with Persian and Mamluk elements. Visitors can explore the various rooms and halls of the palace, as well as stroll through the picturesque gardens that surround the complex.