- Type: Attractions
- Localyte author: Lyndall El Masry
- Qasr el Gawhara, or Jewel Palace was once part of the Palace of Muhammad Ali. The palace is situated south of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali in the Citadel of Salah al Din in Cario and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha in 1814. The palace contains the throne that was a gift from the King of Italy and other furniture, paintings and items from the time of Muhammad Ali. Part of the palace was once burned down, and you can still see the charred beams in one area, but it has basically been restored and is an interesting look into the life of the ruler of the time. Ornate French furniture decorates the rooms and there are many items of interest to see. Just outside the palace you can get one of the great views of Cairo, especially the old part of the city. There's so much to see at the Citadel, but this is one of the more popular places to visit.
- The description was provided by Lyndall El Masry
- Privet Entrance Bel Kalaa, El Abagaia, El Khalefa, Cairo, Egypt
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