Your day starts with the most luxurious Palace in Egypt modern History. It is called Abdin Palace, that was built by one of Egypt most famous ruler called Ismail Pasha, known as Ismail the Magnificent. He was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan from 1863 to 1879. Ismail launched vast schemes of internal reform on the scale of his grandfather Mohamed Ali Pasha, remodeling the customs system and the post office, stimulating commercial progress, creating a sugar industry, building the cotton industry, building palaces, entertaining lavishly, and maintaining an opera and a theatre. Over one hundred thousand Europeans came to work in Cairo, where he facilitated building an entire new quarter of the city on its western edge modeled on Paris. He launched a vast railroad building project that saw Egypt and Sudan rise from having virtually none to the most railways per habitable kilometer of any nation in the world. His philosophy can be glimpsed in a statement that he made in 1879: "My country is no longer in Africa; we are now part of Europe.
Abdin Palace is one of his precious project. It is one of the official residences and the principal workplace of the President of Egypt. The palace today is a museum, located in the Old Cairo district - of Abdin. The upper floors (the former living quarters of the royal family) are reserved for visiting foreign dignitaries. The lower floors contain the Silver Museum, the Arms Museum, the Royal Family Museum, and the Presidential Gifts Museum. Then, resume driving to a fantastic palace called the Manial Palace of Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik ((1875—1955). He had it designed in a style integrating European Art Nouveau and Rococo with many traditional Islamic architecture styles including Ottoman, Moorish, Persian, creating inspired combinations in spatial design, architectural and interior decorations, and sumptuous materials.