Baron Empain Palace

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Baron Empain Palace
The Baron Palace.JPG
View of exterior of the Baron Empain Palace
Former namesBaron Empain
General information
StatusIntact
Architectural styleIndian
LocationHeliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Coordinates30°05′12″N 31°19′49″E / 30.08667°N 31.33028°E / 30.08667; 31.33028
CompletedEarly 20th century
Technical details
MaterialReinforced concrete
Floor count3
Design and construction
ArchitectAlexandre Marcel

The Baron Empain Palace (Arabic: قصر البارون إمبان‎, "Qasr el Baron"), better known as Le Palais Hindou (literally, The Hindu Palace), is a distinctive and historic Indian-inspired mansion in Heliopolis, a suburb northeast of central Cairo, Egypt. [1][2]

Architecture[edit]

The palace was designed by French architect Alexandre Marcel[3] and decorated by Georges-Louis Claude. Inspired by the Hindu temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, it was built between 1907 and 1911, in reinforced concrete.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Baron Empain palace: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
  2. ^ Baron Empain palace: [1] Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Alexandre Marcel: [2] Archived 2012-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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