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Aisha Fahmy Palace


Aisha Fahmy Palace considered to be one of the most important palaces built by the Muhammad Ali family in Egypt, as palaces in that era were replete with artistic, and cultural diversity.

Aisha Fahmy Palace

Aisha Fahmy palace 

  • It was built in 1907, as it was founded by Ali Pasha Fahmy, on the island of Zamalek, and it was designed by the Italian engineer, Antonio Lachk, in a classic style, his sister Aisha acquired it after him, as she bought the rights of the heirs for 72 thousand pounds on May 6, 1924, as she was the richest woman in Egypt at that time, the palace consists of 2 floors, It includes 48 rooms, and halls.
  • The first floor consists of 6 rooms, while the second floor contains many rooms of an antique character, the palace rooms are characterized by the presence of paintings of silk and linen, which are absolutely unparalleled, this is in addition to the presence of European motifs on the sides of the walls, giving a distinct aesthetic shape.

Aisha Fahmy Palace

The Japanese room 


Aisha Fahmy Palace

  • The Japanese ambassador gifted these room, to Aisha Fahmy when he visited her in the palace, as this room was specially designed to her, the room features with two statues painted in gold on either side of the room, on this  floor, there is also her own dressing room.

The bathroom 

Aisha Fahmy Palace

  • The bathroom was characterized by the heater that worked on gas, although it was difficult to have it at that time, this indicates a complete luxury that Aisha Fahmy enjoyed at that time.

History Of  Palace

  • This palace was a gift from "Ali Pasha Fahmy" to his French wife, "Margaret Fahmy", who killed him in London, in a famous accident, Mrs. Aisha Fahmy his sister buy it, then she got married from the artist Youssef Wahbi, and he lived with her in the palace for many years, until her death which was in 1962.

Aisha Fahmy palace and Fine Art Authority

  • In 1975, writer Youssef El Sebaei, the former Minister of Culture, annexed the palace to the Art Authority, in 1978, a republican decree was issued to designate it as a museum for Muhammad Ali family's jewels, this was after Fatima Haider's palace in Alexandria then it returned once again to the disposal of the Ministry of Culture, to become the Arts Complex.

  • There was dispute between Aisha's heirs, and the Egyptian government over the ownership of the palace continued until the year 2000, when the heirs were compensated approximately 74 million pounds.

Dates To Visit 

  • Visiting times for Aisha Fahmy Palace are daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except for Friday.

Entrance ticket 

  • The entry is free with an ID card for Egyptians, and Passport for foreigners.

Address 

  •  Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Mazhar, Zamalek, Giza.

 

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