Baron Empain Palace

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Baron Empain Palace
The Baron Palace.JPG
View of exterior of the Baron Empain Palace
Former names Baron Empain
General information
Status Intact
Architectural style Indian
Location Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Coordinates 30°05′12″N 31°19′49″E / 30.08667°N 31.33028°E / 30.08667; 31.33028
Completed Early 20th century
Technical details
Material Reinforced concrete
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect Alexandre Marcel

The Baron Empain Palace (Arabic: قصر البارون إمبان‎‎, "Qasr el Baron"), better known as El 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]
  3. ^ Alexandre Marcel: [2]

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