Mohammed Ali Museum

MOHAMMED ALI MUSEUM

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Mohammed Ali Museum

The house of Mohammed Ali is today a museum and transports the visitor back to the Kavala of the 18th century, where the future ruler of Egypt was born and lived until the age of thirty.

Photo by Iraklis Milas

The building, which was constructed approximately between 1780 and 1790, covers an area of 330 sq. m and was the largest house in the town of Kavala in that period and is considered one of the finest surviving examples of 18th-century Ottoman architecture in Greece. Repairs and reconstruction work to the original building, garden and surrounding areas were carried out in the late 19th century, with funding from the state of Egypt and with the support of the Egyptian royal family.

The house was arranged according to the principle of dividing the space into men’s and women’s quarters. In the south part was the “selamlik”, which includes the areas where the men would spend the day and work as well as receive their visitors. In the north part was the “haremlik”, which contained the women’s spaces, for serving daily housekeeping needs and, at the same time, the most private spaces within the whole family.

Its location gives it a panoramic view on all sides. From its entrance one can see the port of Kavala and, from the other side, a beautiful gulf.

Useful information

Address

Mohammed Ali Square
65110 Kavala

Telephone

+30 2510 620515

Opening hours

Winter (December to March)
Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

Summer (April to November)
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00 and
18:00 – 21:00

Entrance fee

General entrance
€3.00

School pupils and students
€2.00

Unemployed, people with disabilities and tour guides
Free entrance

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