Baron Empain Palace
The historical Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis is now officially open for visits. The breath-taking palace witnessed a comprehensive restoration process to return to its original state when it was established in the 19th century.
Belgian millionaire Baron Édouard Louis Joseph Empain came to Egypt from India at the end of the 19th century, a few months after the opening of the Suez Canal.
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani said that the inauguration of the Baron Palace is a touristic event that has an important cultural impact.
The inspection tour comes within the framework of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ plan for the archeological openings during the upcoming period.
This includes opening museums in the New Administrative Capital, Sharm El-Sheikh, Kafr El-Sheikh, among others.
Baron Empain Palace is a historical landmark that is located in one of the most prestigious districts in Cairo; Heliopolis.
The minister decided to visit the palace, especially after the controversy that had arisen around changing its color and removing its archaeological wall.
The minister of antiquities announced the completion of the renovation of the Baron Palace within 90 days from now.