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Palace of Muhammad Ali Pasha in Shubra

The Palace of Muhammed Ali Pasha (1805-1848), the founder of modern Egypt, brings together European design elements and Islamic architecture, rendering it a magnificent representation of Egypt’s multicultural nature. The construction of the palace began in 1808 upon Muhammad Ali’s wish to build a palace far from the Citadel of Cairo, Egypt’s government headquarters at the time. It was built on the banks of the Nile River in the district currently referred to as Shubra Al-Kheima and covers an area of 210,000 sqm. The palace is commonly known as “Paradise Palace” and “Shubra Palace.”