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Musafirkhana Palace, Cairo

Musafirkhana Palace - Cairo, Egypt
Musafirkhana Palace
Qasr el-Shawk, Cairo, EgyptMap
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Built between 1779 and 1788, this palace was the birthplace of Khedive Ismail, the great ruler of Egypt. Nowadays, the palace is mostly used as a workshop for artists (mostly sculptors). As you enter the courtyard, look to the left, you will see a saqia (waterwheel) that was once powered by donkeys! Don't miss the second-floor haramlik (formerly the women's residence) - the finest area of the palace.

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