Baron Empain Palace
Controversy arose on social media platforms over the construction of the Heliopolis Bridge, claiming that the bridge would affect the historic Basilica of the Holy Virgin in which Baron Empain was buried in Heliopolis.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is working to implement their vision for the development of tourism and archaeological areas and sites.
Baron Palace, located in Heliopolis, is one of the most important projects in Greater Cairo, which has regained its splendor and beauty.
The Museum of Islamic Art, in cooperation with the Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis, continues with the activities of two art exhibitions entitled "Treasures of Lead" at the Museum of Islamic Art, and "From Bab el-Khalq” to Heliopolis" exhibition at Baron Empain Palace.
In 2020, and despite the challenges, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities achieved numerous archaeological accomplishments.
The training of employees in archaeological sites and museums as part of the program of “Tourism Ambassadors” to develop the capabilities of employees of the ministry dealing directly with tourists ended Saturday.
The Board of Directors of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities decided to completely exempt all cafeterias and bazaars in museums and archaeological sites affiliated with the council from paying the rental value until the end of October 2020.
Some 41 ambassadors in Cairo from all over the world attended the gala dinner held on July 21 by Egypt’s Min. of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Anani at the Baron Empain Palace garden in Heliopolis.
During the visit, the visitors enjoyed the museum's display of rare and unique artifacts.
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 booklet acquaints the children with the great effort exerted by the Egyptian state to restore the historical palace, encouraging them to learn about their country’s history and heritage.
The historical Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis 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.
Belgian millionaire Baron Édouard Louis Joseph Empain came to Egypt from India at the end of the 19th century, a few months after the opening of the Suez Canal.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani said that the inauguration of the Baron Palace is a touristic event that has an important cultural impact.
The inspection tour comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan for the archeological openings during the upcoming period.
This includes opening museums in the New Administrative Capital, Sharm El-Sheikh, Kafr El-Sheikh, among others.
Baron Empain Palace is a historical landmark that is located in one of the most prestigious districts in Cairo; Heliopolis.
The minister decided to visit the palace, especially after the controversy that had arisen around changing its color and removing its archaeological wall.
The minister of antiquities announced the completion of the renovation of the Baron Palace within 90 days from now.