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About the Palace

Cairo was formed by accumulations and interactions over centuries, shaped by the unique Fatimid urban planning, from the thirteenth century till late sixteenth century...

The palace was designed by the Italian engineer, Antonio Lasciac (1856 – 1946). Lasciac was one of the prominent architects in Egypt. The Royal Family relied on Lasciac in building their palaces, till he became the Senior Engineer of the Royal Palaces, in 1907, and attained the title "Bek"...

Princess Naimatullah Tawfik, born in 1881, died in 1966, and buried in South France. She is the daughter of Khedive Tawfik son of Ismail son of Mohamed Ali Pasha- who ruled Egypt from 1879 to 1892 ...