Baron Palace - via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 21 July 2017: The Arab Contractors Company in cooperation with the Armed Forces Authorities and the Ministry of Antiquities started to perform the renovation and development work pertaining Baron Palace.
‘’The renovation project aim is to renovate Baron Palace, but with preserving its unique architectural style, in addition to increasing the awareness of its visitors about its history and the importance of such an ancient palace,’’ said Mohamed Abdel Aziz the General manager of Historic Cairo project.
It is scheduled that the renovation procedures will take about one year and a half. The project budget is LE 113,738 million ($ 6.3 million), totally provided by the Egyptian Government.
Baron Palace is a unique architectural masterpiece built by the Belgian millionaire Baron Édouard Empain, who came to Egypt from India at the end of the 19th century. The palace is located in the heart of Heliopolis in Cairo. It covers an area of about 12.5 thousand meters. The Baron designed the palace so that the sun rays will enter all its rooms and lobbies. The Palace is considered one of the most luxurious palaces in Egypt.