Abdeen Palace Museum is one of the most sumptuous palaces in Egypt. It was the seat of the ruler. It dates back to Muhammad Ali Pasha’s family.
Khedive Ismail established Abdeen Palace in 1863 on an area of 25 feddans and used it as the headquarters of the ruling instead of the Citadel of Saladin. The construction continued for 10 years, and the palace was officially inaugurated in 1874.
Abdeen Palace was originally built on land belonging to (Abdeen Bey), an Ottoman Turkish nobleman. So the palace was named later Abdeen Palace.
Abdeen Palace Museum consists of a ground floor for ruling, the first floor for residence, a garden, and annexes for the palace service. Also, the arms museum and the medals and decorations museums were built by king Fuad I and his son King Farouk in 1928.
The palace was restored and completely developed, regaining its historical splendor. The upgrading included both the arms museum and the medals and decorations museum.
Three museums are added later. These museums are the Historical Documents Museum, the Silver Museum, and the Presidential Gifts Museum.
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