Baron Empain Palace

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The Baron Empain Palace, in Heliopolis, Cairo.
The Baron Empain Palace, with concrete structure.

The Baron Empain Palace ("Qasr el Baron", or The Palais Hindou, or The Hindu Palace) is a distinctive and historic Indian-inspired mansion in Heliopolis, a suburb northeast of central Cairo, Egypt. [1][2]


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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  1. ^ Baron Empain palace: [1]
  2. ^ Baron Empain palace: [2]
  3. ^ Alexandre Marcel: [3]

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Coordinates: 30°05′12″N 31°19′49″E / 30.08667°N 31.33028°E / 30.08667; 31.33028