The Baron Palace in Cairo, Egypt, is one of the palaces around which many strange stories are being raised, with some myths that many may not believe, but do you know the story of its foundation?
Initially, the story of the founding of the palace arise when the Belgian millionaire Baron Edward Empain decided to construct a palace bearing his name, which the sun does not lose, and he called it “Baron Empain Palace”.
According to the Egyptian
Ministry of Antiquities, the Baron Empain Palace is a unique architectural design, located in the heart of the Heliopolis area in Cairo, and was built by the Belgian millionaire Baron who came while on a trip to Egypt from India at the end of the nineteenth century.
The construction of the palace was inspired by the Anchor Watti temple in Cambodia and the Hindu Orissa temples, designed by the French architectural palace Alexander Marcel, and decorated by George Louis Claude, and the construction was completed in 1911 AD, the Baron decided that his palace would be legendary, from which the sun would not set, as it entered it from all its rooms, and became the most luxurious Mansions in Egypt at all.
The palace from the inside is small in size, it is not more than two floors and contains only 7 rooms, the first floor is a large hall and three rooms 2 of which are for entertaining guests and the third was used by Baron Empain as a hall for playing games, while the upper floor consists of 4 bedrooms. The floor of the palace is covered with marble and parquet, while the basement (basement) used to have kitchens, garages, and servants’ rooms.
According to a number of Egyptian reports, the Baron was not satisfied with the different style and proportions but decided to distinguish it with a colour that contradicts the buildings of the city, which was the colour of the desert, so he sprayed his palace through pumps with a contrasting colour, and was used in its construction of alabaster, Italian marble and Belgian crystal glass, which is seen from the inside Overseas: Most of the presidential palaces, most of the statues in the palace were brought by Baron Empain from India, and there are a number of European-style statues, made of white marble, with Roman features that resemble the knights of the Greek and Roman eras, and the Egyptian Middle East News Agency reported that the palace contains the statues of the dancers perform movements similar to those of ballet dancers and elephant statues scattered over the grandstands of the palace.
The Baron died on July 22, 1929, and was buried in the basement of the Basilica Church in Heliopolis based on his will despite the fact that he died in Belgium, and after his death, the palace was exposed to many neglects, and according to the official website of the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism, the cost of the restoration exceeded nearly 100 million pounds.