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Every spiral staircase in the world has its own unique story to tell. Many would share interesting experiences from one floor to another. Childhood memories and family gatherings may also flash across your trip down memory lane. However, there is a palace located at Heliopolis, Egypt that has a spiral staircase story worth sharing.
Known as the Baron Empain Palace, this magnificent edifice of architecture was built in 1910 by a Belgian businessman, industrialist, and amateur Egyptologist, Baron Edouard Empain. Aside from the Baron’s Palace, he also built the entire city of Heliopolis which was intended to provide Egypt with a city of luxury and leisure. Heliopolis was built with broad avenues, necessary convenience shops, water drains, electricity and hotels. He also built recreational facilities such as golf courses, racetracks and parks. Few interesting myths surrounding both the palace and the spiral cases are as follows.
Today, the Baron’s Palace remains a place with shrouded mystery and haunting tales. Bats, stray dogs and even ghosts are said to wander around the palace. Many believe that the ghost of the fallen daughter along with other ghosts lingers in the palace. Mysterious music playing as though the glory days of the palace never ended and the sounds of furniture being swept across the rooms during midnight have been heard according to a few residents nearby. Although the Baron’s Palace is a place of mystery, it is an incredible piece of historical architecture that holds a beautiful spiral staircase that will leave anyone in awe.