"The Montazah Palace, the..." Gardens & parks Tip by ianrmillard

Gardens & parks, Alexandria: 4 reviews and 5 photos


The Montazah Palace, the grounds of which are open most days to the public for a very small entrance fee. Avoid Fridays, which is like Sunday in a Western country (more crowded and Egyptians find it hard to relax without local pop music blasting from ghetto blasters). Montazah, which contains the former palace of King Farouk (now the summer residence of the Egyptian President) has its own rail station (an uncomfortable half hour plus third class ride from Misra Station) or take bus or simply hail a taxi (if you can bear to haggle).

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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