Montaza Palace Gardens – A Beautiful Refuge from the Heat
Montaza Palace Gardens is your beautiful refuge from the heat in Alexandria. Though it can be chilly in winter, it is still an ideal place to watch the Mediterranean sunset. A walk in this huge park should be relaxing, while admiring the well-tended gardens. You’ll never run out of shades and verdant lush in here.
Despite the greenery though, the true standout beauty here is the Al-Haramlik Palace. If you want to spend a night inside this park, El-Salamlek Palace is a perfect hotel to splurge on.
It’s a beautiful palace but sans a romantic story attached to it.
It was built as a summer residence for King Fuad.
The palace combines Florentine and Turkish architectural designs. The towers on both sides have distinct styles.
As you can see, the palace has numerous arcades and they’re facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Today, Al-Haramlik Palace is a museum which contains mostly objects from Mohammad Ali Dynasty. On the day I was there, the museum was closed.
The best time to visit Montaza Palace Gardens would be an hour or two before sunset.
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