FILE - Baron Empain Palace
CAIRO – 30 June 2020: The historical Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis District is now officially open for visits. The breath-taking palace witnessed a comprehensive restoration process to return to its original state when it was established in the 19th century.
The restoration process revealed the original style of the palace that was inspired by Indian architecture. The palace was constructed by Belgian millionaire Édouard Louis Joseph Empain.
The Belgian millionaire Empain came to Egypt from India at the end of the 19th century shortly after the opening of the Suez Canal.
Now after its opening, visitors can enjoy this historical monument from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has set the prices for tickets to visit the Baron Palace, where the ticket price for foreign visitors is LE 100, LE 50 for foreign students, LE 20 for Egyptian visitors and LE 10 for Egyptian students.
The ticket prices include a visit to the palace, its outdoor gardens, and the tramway. The panorama area (the roof) has a separate ticket, which costs L.E 50 for foreign visitors and L.E 20 for Egyptian visitors.
If you are a fan of history, the palace has become an exhibition that tells the history of the Heliopolis neighborhood, since its establishment.
A variety of photos, documentaries and archival documents that tell the history of Heliopolis are showcases in the palace's rooms.
Furthermore, the basement has been converted into an educational museum for children.
In the palace’s garden, there is a tourist services area, which includes a cart to provide drinks and snacks to visitors, a cafeteria and a restaurant that have a very distinctive style respecting the archaeological environment of the palace and providing a unique experience for visitors.