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PHOTO GALLERY: Cairo's Manial Palace and Museum



Garden view at Manial Palace
A meeting room at the palace
The Blue Salon
Portraits line the walls
A view of the staircase
A salon inside the palace
The palace gardens
A view of the hallway at the palace
The Salon Al-Sadaf ("Seashell Salon")
The palace's Arab Room
A view of the staircase
Richly decorated central hallway
Central hallway
External view of the palace
View of the interior
A salon inside the palace
Paintings adorn the palace walls
A view of the hallway at the palace
Visitors take pictures inside the palace
Window view
The princess's room
Paintings adorn the palace walls
A salon inside the palace
Decorated ceilings
A restored bathroom at the palace
A view of the staircase
Decorations inside the palace
Looking up in the main hallway
The palace gardens
Visitors admire the palace

The Manial Palace is a former royal palace that was built between 1899 and 1929 for Prince Mohamed Ali Tawfiq. It is located in the Manial district of Roda Island, on the Nile in central Cairo.

The palace, which is now under the control of the antiquities ministry, was recently re-opened after a ten year renovation project.

Photos: Mai Shaheen