Istana Abdeen, also known as the Abdeen Palace is one of the most popular and magnificent places to visit in the city of Cairo and also the country. Constructed in the year 1863, the palace houses a number of elegant objects which hold immense importance in the history and the culture of Egypt. The museum is astonishingly marked with amusing Turkish, French, Oriental, and Italian decorations and designs along with beautiful and rare paintings. With a huge number of furniture made of gold and decorated gloriously, embrace yourselves to one of the most culture rich and architectural rich museums in the world at the Istana Abdeen.
Insights of the Istana Abdeen
The War Museum in Istana Abdeen
The War Museum at Istana Abdeen is one of the most empowering and exciting rooms in the palace housing a great collection of weaponry items' collection which outstand the collection of other museums in the palace. The most fascinating items of the past of the Egyptian war history are trapped in here. This room was constructed by a king named Farouk. The museum now houses an arena of weaponry items including the Egyptian guns which were used by the army of the kings and the kings themselves to fight in the wars with their enemy army and kings. The War Museum is also called as the Arms Museum. All of these guns and weapons along with light weapons belonged to King Farouk.
The Peace Museum of Istana Abdeen
The Peace Museum at Istana Abdeen is another major attraction of the palace which houses a tremendous collection of gifts and belongings of the President Mubarak. This museum was established in the year 2005 by the President Mubarak. He intended to display all of his presidential gifts that he had received during his presidency and along with are housed a number of exquisite belongings of the members of the family of President Mubarak. Other than all of this, the Peace Museum also houses a number of royal honoree medals. The Peace Museum is also known as the Presidential Gifts Museum.
The Royal Museum at Istana Abdeen
The Royal Museum at Istana Abdeen is one of the most fantastic museums in the palace. The museum is quite popular in the palace and its sights are enjoyed by almost all the visitors. The museum houses a huge number of the belongings of the Royal Family of Cario. Several number of objects of different kinds and types including plates, eating instruments, cutlery, and much more. All of these objects are made of colored glass, silver, and gold. The museum also houses a number of Royal Honoree Medals.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book the tickets online through this website.
How To Get Around?
You can access the museum only through foot as it does not allow any other kind of transportation.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear a palazzo along with a long shirt buttoned till the bottom. You can wear platform heels. Carry a hand bag as well. Wear a necklace. Carry a hat and a small clutch.
Best Time to Visit
The museum is open on all days from 9 am to 3 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, a guide will not be needed as this website will guide you with all the information.
How To Get There?
Metros work the best. You can also use carriages. If you have a private transport, parking is provided.
Do not touch the exhibits in the museums. Carry a water bottle. Do not get hold of any items, especially weapons as they may harm you. Cameras and mobile phones are not allowed. Do not take any eatables inside the palace.