Abdeen Palace is a historic Cairo palace, and one of the official residences and the principal workplace of the President of Egypt, located above Qasr el-Nil Street in eastern Downtown Cairo, Egypt
Built on the site of a small mansion owned by Abidin Bey, Abdeen Palace, which is named after him, is considered one of the most sumptuous palaces in the world in terms of its adornments, paintings, and large number of clocks scattered in the parlors and wings, most of which are decorated with pure gold. Built by Khedive Ismail, to become the official government headquarters instead of the Citadel of Cairo (which had been the centre of Egyptian government since the Middle Ages), this palace was used as well for official events and ceremonies
|Town or city||Abdeen Square
|Coordinates||30°02′30″N31°14′54″ECoordinates: 30°02′30″N 31°14′54″E|
|Cost||2,700,000 Egyptian pounds|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||French architect Rousseau|
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