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Celsus Kutuphanesi

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus Library is one of the finest buildings in Ephesus. The two-story building contained over 12,000 hand-written books, making it one of the largest library collections of its time.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was fabulous and so well preserved (except some of the heads on the statues. Get there early to get some tourist free photos!!!

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This looks a bit like the building in Jordan. It is massif and looks like it has been build with the latest modern technology. But it is not and that's what's it makes it more interesting. People who have build this we're smart in engineering

Thank Gregor-NL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can see a lot of figures and art work on this gate. Ionian made impressive art. You can read the chronology of Ephesus inside of this beautiful library

Thank onnik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main feature when you visit Ephesus, and it is just AWESOME!!!! . . . The problem is getting the entire structure into a decent picture !!!!!

Thank geoff746
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best preserved buildings from roman times. If visiting turkey a must!! We spent two days from denizli to bodrum by car viaiting pamukkale, ephesus, miletus and priene ... A travel through ancient greek and roman antiquities.

Thank jldelval
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ancient city of Ephesus... on of the 7 world wonder just walk in the history and wondering about the world before you good services tour guide and some small shops there. spend a good day at Efes city

Thank Anoush J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The library of Celsus was beautifully restored and it truly is gorgeous 😍 The detailed work on this piece speaks for itself! My husband and I were speechless... no words can truly describe how you feel looking at it. Visit it and enjoy it before...More

Thank LizandAlex M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly well kept. Photos don't describe anything at all compared to when one is standing right in front of it. The trip and money is worth it. One can really get a feeling on how old it is and how people lived back then. My...More

1  Thank Alex A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

When you stand here at the door and look at the front facade of this building and what is use to be and how many people walked through this doors, the meetings that took place, the everyday city gossip that occurred on these steps....

Thank jaybirdrcky
Reviewed 13 August 2017

It was a depository for thousands of scrolls and the building has a double wall construction that enabled them to control the inside humidity. Pretty high tech I'd say! Incredible structure.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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10 June 2017|
Response from Gussy1dog | Reviewed this property |
indeed that is correct, in fact it's basically all Roman architecture as Hadrians temple, the amphitheatre and terraced houses can vouch for.
Joanne W
8 May 2016|
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Response from moki786 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can visit at night. I didn't see any lights there! We visited during the day. I don't think the staff work at night either so you can't buy entry tickets.