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Abdeen Palace Museum, Cairo

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  • We had a private visit, with less than 20 participants, followed by an exquisite lunch served by a caterer. With a beauty, and the stories are amazing! To envy the statesmen and stateswomen that are.....  more
    We had a private visit, with less than 20 participants, followed by an exquisite lunch served by a caterer. With a beauty, and the stories are amazing! To envy the statesmen and stateswomen that are.....  more »
  • An amazing historical palace in cairo dowtown very beautiful. Great architecture and very beautiful gardens . They just opened 2 museums inside the Palace. The weapons musem and the presidential... 
    An amazing historical palace in cairo dowtown very beautiful. Great architecture and very beautiful gardens . They just opened 2 museums inside the Palace. The weapons musem and the presidential...  more »
  • Well, although we thought we were visiting the palace itself, it was however an interesting experience with just the museum. It is quite interesting collection of too many old guns, swords, and... 
    Well, although we thought we were visiting the palace itself, it was however an interesting experience with just the museum. It is quite interesting collection of too many old guns, swords, and...  more »
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  • Interesting museum, but the entrance wasn't obviously apparent. Stumbled across it after deciding to walk the whole way around the perimeter. If you want to take pictures pay the extra camera fee, otherwise they confiscate your phone. Hence no pictures because ignorant foreigner didn't understand the rules! The museum is actually worth a visit and I combined this with the Islamic Art museum....which didn't confiscate my phone!
  • The museums are open but the palace itself is closed. You can only get in with a Touris company's tour and the staff have no idea what the company is or how to get tickets for it. Nice garden and nice vibes over all but not worth the time and money. Cairo has much nicer places to visit.
  • Avoid! Far from worth a visit. Complete rip off! You pay 100 pounds=€6 for nothing literally. Not even worth a student ticket 50. Even if you pay the local price 10=€0.5, you wouldn't even like to spend time walk around inside. For locals to faff time for educational purposes, maybe worth 5/10 pounds. If you are extremely bored as a foreigner, you'd rather visit a nearby mosque. Utter waste of time! In order to sell photo ticket, my phone was asked to be kept at the entrance in my bag. So I had to run back for my masks. They have no place to keep your bag but over a dusty shelf. However everyone is taking photos and videos inside. Staff allows everyone to. Attention! The amazing photos of furnished palace rooms uploaded here are false! No rooms are decorated at the least! I was missled by these photos here in Google maps. Total waste of a day and a day' physical energy! Very expensive. Tourist trap! They close at 14:30. There's one piece of architecture that looks a bit like sth, but you are not allowed to visit anyway.
  • This is a great museum which reflects a historical period of importance: the last days of ottoman monarchy in Egypt. Much to watch here and very interesting and rare artifacts which deserve lots of attention and careful scrutiny. Focus is key here because the selection is big and very carefully chosen. Love it, hate it ... Very captivating for all ages but one star less because there should be guided tours, printed or e-catalogs, more light, discount tickets for revisits, memorabilia, giveaways, etc. A very nice museum in short
  • We were very interested to visit this site. We were impressed with the structure and the contents of the museums, but we were very disappointed by the way the employees treated us. We were two, one Egyptian and one foreigner. The man selling the tickets told us the place was open until 3:00. We had arrived at 12:30, so we thought we were going to have plenty of time. He sold us our two tickets, one for 100 pounds and another for 20 pounds. We tried to enter and were told we needed to pay extra to bring our phones. We returned to the ticket office and paid 5 pounds each for tickets that would allow us to bring our phones. We presented these tickets and the supervisor at the gate demanded 5 pounds more because one of us was not Egyptian. Our guess is that he pocketed it. He was very abrupt and not welcoming at all. We entered the museum and took our time, knowing we had two hours. We enjoyed seeing the different artifacts and were enjoying our time, when all of a sudden at about 1:30 the man from the entrance showed up to tell us we needed to exit by 2:00 because it was Ramadan. We picked up the pace, but we were soon being followed by 5 employees who were watching our every move and closing doors behind us. Five minutes later the man said we had 10 minutes. What happened to 2:00? We still had some rooms to see. We made are way through with this pack of men right on our heels. It was very awkward and unpleasant. He kept making comments to hurry us along. We understand that Ramadan is a special time, but why not tell visitors about the changed hours at the time when the tickets were purchased? Why put pressure on visitors to leave even before the adjusted time? Why follow them in an intimidating fashion? Where was the famed Egyptian hospitality? Egypt relies heavily on the income from tourism. Certainly it can do better.

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