Wed, 15 Jul 2020 - 02:47 GMT
Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis - ET
CAIRO – 15 July 2020: Due to the high turnout witnessed by the Baron Empain Palace, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities decided to extend the exceptional visiting hours to the palace.
The visiting time is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will remain that way until further notice.
General-Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said in press statements on Wednesday that the opening hours of the palace was 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but due to the high turnout of visitors the ministry decided to extend the closing time to 6 p.m. in order to cater to the high demand.
Waziri further explained that only 900 tickets will be sold per day for a maximum of 100 visitors per hour.
Also, the maximum number of visitors within each hall in the palace is 10 visitors and the maximum number of visitors of the palace’s panorama [roof] must not exceed 15 individuals. Touring the entire palace must not exceed 45 minutes.
The aforementioned rules are set as precautionary measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is worth noting that the Baron Empain Palace was inaugurated at the end of June 2020, after the completion of the first integrated project to save, restore and develop it into an exhibition that tells the history of the Heliopolis neighborhood.
It was built by the late Belgium millionaire Edward Empain in the Indian architecture.