|Architectural style||influenced by the Palace of Versailles in France|
|Town or city||Abbassia, Cairo|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Moghri bey Saad|
The Saffron Palace was one of the royal palaces and it is said that Farouk of Egypt was born in it.
The palace consists of three floors and was designed by the French educated Egyptian architect Moghri bey Saad and built during the regime of Isma'il Pasha. The palace was so named because the area surrounding it was famous for saffron plantations. The palace was used to host the administration offices of the Egyptian University when it was established in 1925. It was used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a guest house for accommodating important visitors.
Finally in 1952, it came to be used as the administrative headquarters of Ain Shams University.
Media related to Zaafaranah Palace at Wikimedia Commons
- The History of Zaafarama palace arabicnews.com 5/6/2005
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