Baron Palace Reopens to Public After 2-Yr Restoration

Baron Palace Reopens to Public After 2-Yr Restoration

After more than two years of restoration, Egypt’s long-dormant Baron Palace in Heliopolis has regained its glory and reopened to the public, in celebration of its official inauguration by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Invest-Gate reports.

The palace is opening its doors to visitors from 9 am to 6 pm until mid-July, with a maximum capacity of 10 visitors allowed in each hall at any one time and 15 visitors permitted on the roof, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El Anani revealed in an official statement on June 30.

With 900 tickets sold maximum per day, and visiting hours from 9 am to 6 pm, the palace entry ticket costs EGP 100 and EGP 50 for foreign visitors and students, respectively, whilst set at EGP 20 for Egyptians, and EGP 10 for students, El Anani explained.

After two weeks, the limit will be 700 guests and visiting hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm, he further underlined, noting that the mansion tour typically takes 45 minutes, with visitants allowed to enter the premises and its gardens, as well as an on-display tram, according to the minister.

In late August, El Anani had stated that following revamp works, Baron Palace, which dates back to the 1900s, will feature an exhibition on the history of Heliopolis, along with a service area, embracing the monument as an emblem of the district’s mix of early 20th century Moorish Revival, Persian Revival, traditional Arabic, and European neo-classical architecture.

The official reopening comes as Egypt braces for the gradual resumption of regular international flights across all airports nationwide on July 1, a move coming in the efforts to boost its Coronavirus-hit tourism sector, which is an essential source of foreign currency.


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