Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit
Said Halim Pasha’s Palace
This magnificent palatial estate in Cairo, Egypt was once the home of Said Halim Pasha, a wealthy statesman who commissioned the house from revered architect Antonio Lasciac in 1899. Pasha wanted an opulent home that would impress his family and coworkers, so Lasciac imported most of the building material and furniture from Italy.
Pasha only got to live in his opulent home for 20 years – he was exiled to Malta as a punishment for his role in WWI. The palace, along with the rest of his assets, was seized by the government. It was turned into a boarding school for boys before being abandoned in 2004.