Montaza Park (crs)

Montaza Park
Montaza Park
Montaza Park
Montaza Park
Montaza Park
A model of the Lighthouse of Alexandria
      
Montaza Park
Rough water
Montaza Park
Montaza Park

 

Montaza Park, King Farouk's Palace

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The neighborhood of al-Montaza is at the far northeast end of Montaza District, along the coast.  Built under the monarchy, it is a favored tourist spot on account of its sizable gardens and palaces left by its royal heritage; the Egyptian government charges a nominal fee (15 LE as of 2010).  The Montaza Palace, which gives the park its name, was constructed during the reign of the Khedive Abbas II, the royal family's habit of summering in the palace eventually drew wealthy Egyptians and foreigners to the same location (although foreigners in general tended to congregate at the opposite end of the city, in al-Agami).  It is considered to be quite exclusive to be in possession of a cabin in the Montaza.  It can not be bought and is usually passed down from generation to generation.  There are several different "suburbs" within the Montaza, the most exclusive being Aida.

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