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Sakakini Palace

  • 05 16, 2023

Info about Sakakini Palace

For five continuous years, specifically between 1892 and 1897, the Sakakini Palace was built by Habib Pasha Al-Sakakini, a Syrian origin who came to Cairo at the age of seventeen, worked for the Suez Canal Company, and showed excellence and craftsmanship in his field, until Khedive Ismail, the ruler of Egypt at that time, commission. This palace is located in Cairo, near some amazing important sites included in our Egypt tours.

The palace was built on a pond that was called the "Kamzihi Al-Zaher" and was built in the Italian style on an area of 2,698 square meters, with a height of 5 floors, and contains 50 rooms, 400 windows and doors, and 300 statues that you will discover during Egypt day tours. most notably a bust of its owner, Sakakini Pasha, placed at The first floor consist of 4 rooms, the second floor consists of 3 halls, 4 halls, and 2 rooms, while the main hall is 600 square meters, and contains 6 doors leading to the palace halls, and the palace has an elevator overlooking a balcony with a round dome leading to the summer living room.

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As for the palace basement, it is 6 degrees lower than the ground, and includes 3 halls, 4 halls, toilets, and 2 rooms, and was previously reserved for servants and kitchens, and has no decorations. Experience our Egypt Luxury tours to discover the ancient palace, it is adorned with dozens of wonderful artifacts, including the shapes of girls and children whose original color disappeared due to time factors.

Sakakini died in 1923, and the heirs decided to donate the palace to the Egyptian government, where it was donated by a grandson of Habib Pasha, who worked as a doctor for the Ministry of Health. All this historical information will be relevant during Egypt budget tours. In 1961, the Health Education Museum was transferred from Abdeen to the Sakakini Palace. In 1983, ownership of the palace was transferred.

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The story of the Sakakini Palace:

The Sakakini Pasha Palace is located in the square that bears its name, surrounded by a collection of modern buildings in the Al-Zaher neighborhood. The surroundings of the palace were later known as the Sakakini neighborhood, and due to the Sakakini Pasha's relationship with the distinctive Khedive, it made it easy for him to obtain this privileged location of the palace, where it radiates 8 main roads.

Sakakini built the palace for five continuous years, specifically between 1892 and 1897, on a piece of land that was given to him by a pond called “Turkmen Qaraja”, or “Garaja Pool”, which had been granted this land in the Al-Zaher region, if you are a historical and cultural person, i recommend to you add this place to your itinerary in Egypt Classic tours.

The knife was demolished by the pond and built the palace on it, and the sakakini commissioned an Italian company to build the palace, on an area of 2,698 meters, similar to a palace he admired in Italy, and its construction was completed in 1897.

Landmarks near Sakakini Palace in Cairo

There is a really neat place called Sultan Hassan Complex where you can have a lot of fun doing different things.

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The construction of the palace had a great impact on the expansion of urbanization of the area to the north and east during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived in the Sakakini neighborhood at the beginning of the last century , and there were many mosques in the neighborhood, the most famous being the Al-Zahir Baybars Mosque and there were also a church and three synagogues-one destroyed and two are still standing, one in Ibn Khaldun and the other in Qantara Ghamra.


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