List of palaces in Egypt

Egypt contains a large number of palaces, dating from the time of the Pharaohs, through the Romans, Fatimids, Mammlouks, and the modern Egyptian kingdom.

List (by approximate year of construction)


* 1500s BC Unknown king palace, Naqada [Naqada palace [] ]
* 1400s BC Palace of Amenhotep III in Malkata (or Malqata) in Luxor.
* 1346 BC Amarna palaces of Pharaoh Akhenaten, in al-Minya
* 1300s BC Amenhotep III palace at Avaris (Pi-Ramesses), in Eastern desert.
* 1200s BC Palace of the Pharaoh Merenptah in Memphis, Egypt. [Photo of preserved parts of the palace. [] ]
* 1200s BC Palace of Rameses II, Ramesseum, LuxorPhoto of the palace remains [] ]

* 1200s BC Palace of Rameses II, Fayoum [ [ - Ramesses Nebweben] ]
* 1175 BC The Temple & Palace of Rameses III at Medinet Habu, Egypt
* 500s BC Palace of Wahibre (Apries) in Memphis, Egypt [Palace of Apries, background information [] ] [Pharaoh Apries Wahibre [] ] .


* Circa 100s BC The Ptolemaic palace in what is now Silsila district in AlexandriaCleopatra palace [] ]
* 50s BC Caesarium palace which was built by Cleopatra in honor of Julius Caesar in Alexandria]
* 50s BC Antirrhodus island palace, was erected off of Alexandria's mainland in the Eastern Harbour.(later on was submerged by sea)]


* 100 AD Roman palace at El Haiz area in the Bahariya Oasis, western desert. [The Bahariya Oasis history [] ]


* 870 AD Ahmad ibn Tulun Palace at al-Qatta'i in Old Cairo [Old Cairo history. [] ] .
* 1100s AD Fatimid palaces (Eastern & Western) at Khan El-Khalily area at Old Cairo. [Palaces of Pasha [] ] [Fatimid palaces [] ] [Plan of the two Fatimid palaces [] ] [Part of the palace art [;ISL;eg;Mus01;25;en] ]
* 1100s Ayyubid dynasty palace. [History of Cairo [] ] .
* 1200s Sultan al-Salih palace in Rodah island in Nile in Cairo. [The Mamluk Sultans [] ] [Plan of the Sultan al-Salih palace [] ]
* 1200s The Ablaq Palace of Al-Nasir Mohamed Ibn Qalawun, in Old Cairo.Palaces of Pashas [] ]
* 1293 Amir Khayrbak Palace or Amir Alin Aq Palace at Bab al-Wazir Street, Tabbana Quarter, Old Cairo. [Amir Alin Aq Palace [] ] [Reviving Cairo [] ] [Ruins of Palace [] ] [Photo of passage [] ] [The Madrasa-Mosque of Amir Khayerbak (1520-21) [] ]
* 1300s Palace of Manjak al Yusufi al Silahdar, Cairo Egypt [Palace of Mangak as-Silahdar, [] ] .
* 1330 Amir Qawsun Palace (Qawsoun Yashbak min Mahdi) in Cairo, Egypt [Amir Qawsun Palace [] ]
* 1334 Beshtak Palace Bestak Palace museum [] ]
* 1352 Amir Taz Palace in Cairo Egypt [The Mameluke Amir Taz Palace history [] ] [Amir Taz Palace [] ]
* 1366 Palace of Emir Tashtamur (Hummus Akhdar) in Cairo, Egypt [Princ e Tashtamur palace [] ]
* 1400s The Ghouri Palace [Al Ghouri palace [] ] [Insert Al-Ghouri Palace [] ]
* 1496 Amir Mamay Palace (Bait al-Qady) [Bait al-Qady [] ]
* 1500s Bayt Al-Razzaz palace or Palace of al-Ashraf Qaytbay. Darb Al-Ahmer. [Palace of al-Ashraf Qaytbay [] ]
* 1634 House of Gamal al-Din al-Dhahabi, Al-Ghoureya [Jamal al Din al Dhahabi House [ - Gamal al-Din al-Dhahabi] ]
* 1700s Kasr Alaini (later became Cairo University hospital) [El-Aini Palace [] ]
* 1731 Harawi Residence [ [ Harawi residence] ] [Historic houses in Cairo [] ]
* 1779 Al Musafir Khana Palace (Kasr El Chok), at al-Jamaliyya, Old Cairo [Musafirkhana Palace [] ] .Birth place of Khedive Ismail. [Musafirkhana Palace or Qasr el-Shook [;_ylc=X3oDMTFka28zOGNuBF9TAzI3NjY2NzkEX3MDOTY5NTUzMjUEc2VjA3NzcC1kZXN0BHNsawN0aXRsZQ--] ] [Description of the Palace [] ] It was destructed by fire in 1998 [Destruction of Musafirkhana Palace [] ]
* 1790s Mohammed Bey al-Alfi Palace (where Napoleon lived during his Egyptian campgain) [Historic houses & palaces [] ] .
* 1794 Al-Sinnari House (Palace). Now a museum. [Al-Sinnari House [] ] [Historic houses in Cairo [] ]

Modern Egypt

* 1800s Bulaq palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza [ [ - Cultural Cairo] ]
* 1800s Mena House palace built by Khedive Ismail, at Giza near pyramids.
* 1800s Kasr al-Nozha, the Cattaui (Egyptian Jewish industrialist) palace in Shubra [ [] ]
* 1800s Kasr al-Incha (now the ministry of defense). [ Palaces on the nile] ]
* 1800s Kasr Kamal al-Din (former residence of the ministry of foreign affairs)
* 1800s Zaafarana palace (now the Ain Shams University administration building) [ [ - The History of Zaafarama palace] ]
* 1800s Medhat Yegen Pasha's palace, Garden city, Cairo.(Demolished now) [ [ GARDEN CITY : A Retrospective PART II, August 20, 1998 ] ]
* 1800s Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi palace in Giza now Demolished [ [ Egyptology news] ]
* 1800s Kasr al-Aali
* 1800s Kasr al-Mounira that became the French archeological center (IFAO).
* 1800s Kasr al-Amira Iffet Hassan that was later purchased by Princess Shuvekar Ibrahim before becoming the official seat of the council of ministers.
* 1800s El-Walda Pasha palace (now demolished).
* 1807 Muhammad Ali's Shubra Palace (Ain Shams faculty of agriculture) [ [] ]
* 1827 Harem Palaces at the Citadel of Cairo.(now the Military museum) [Harem palace at Citadel [] ]
* 1850s Kasr al-Ismailia. Now abolished it was in the area of the Mogama El-Tahrir government complex.
* 1860s Khairy Pasha palace was minister of education. (It became the campus of the American University in Cairo in the 1920s) [ [] & [] ]
* 1814 Al-Gawhara Palace at Cairo citadel
* 1854 Kasr al-Nil (now demolished but the area in downtown Cairo still carries its name)
* 1863 Gezirah Palace(now a private hotel) [ [ - Gezirah palace] ]
* 1863 Abdeen Palace - former royal residence, Cairo
* 1897 Count Gabriel Habib El-Sakakini Pasha Palace at Old Cairo [ [ - Sakakaini palace] ] [ [ Habib Sakakini Palace ] ]
* 1898 Anisa Wissa Palace, Fayoum. [ [ Al-Ahram Weekly | A constructive streak ] ]
* 1899 Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik palace (now the Manyal Palace museum) [ [ Egypt State Information Service] ]
* late 1800s Koubbeh Palace, El-Quba [ [ - Koubbeh palace] ]
* 1900s Fouad Serageddin Pasha's palace, Garden city.
* 1900s EL-Dobara palace (now a government school)
* 1900s Tahra palace, El-Zayton [ [ - Tahra palace] ]
* 1901 The Palace of Saad Zaghloul Pasha (Beit El-Omma Museum) [ [ Cultural Cairo]
* 1911 Baron Empain palace [ [ - The Belgians of Egypt] ]
* 1910 Egyptian Presidential Palace, Heliopolis, Cairo [ [ - Heliopolis Palace Hotel] ]
* 1915 Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil palace (now a museum) [ [ Egypt State Information Service - Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Museum] ]
* 1920s Prince Amru Ibrahim palace, Zamalek (now the Museum of Islamic ceramics) [ [] ]
* 1924 Kurmet Ibn Hani' (Ahmed Shawki museum).
* Unknown Prince Said Halim Pasha Palace in Down town Cairo. [ [ et - Full Story ] ]
* Unknown Prince Yousef Kamal Palace at Ain Shams district, now Desert research intitute.
* Montaza Palace, Alexandria
* Ras Al-Teen Palace, Alexandria


* Qaroun Palace (Qasr Qaroun) is actually a Ptolemaic temple.Fayoum.
* Hatshepsut's Palace is actually Deir el-Bahri Hatshepsut's temple


External links

* [ - List of palaces on the Nile]
* [ Palaces of Pashas]

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