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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
+20 3 4203020
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Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern version is an eleven-story, cylindrical-shaped building that houses more than eight million books. A re-imagining of Alexandria's ancient Great Library, this gorgeously designed cultural center contains a host of museums as well as one of the modern world's most ambitious libraries. Its architecture - a giant sun disk - presides over the waterfront Corniche, while inside, a huge reading room can hold eight million volumes. Below themain library, visitors can explore a range of beautifully curated exhibitions. TheManuscript Museum with its magnificent collection of ancient texts and scrolls and the Antiquities Museum with its Graeco-Roman antiquities and statuary found during underwater exploration in the harbor are the two prime attractions. But there are also rotating art exhibitions, a permanent Egyptian folk art collection, and a Science Museum and Planetarium that are aimed squarely at children.
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El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
+20 3 4203020
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is great. It's not only for scholars or intellects, it's great for common people as well. It's vast, and offers a lot of information about a great variety of ages. It also has a lot of great information about Egypt's history and culture....More

Thank Ahmad M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice architecture but modern nothing that would remind about ancient library. If you are in Alexandria go see it but its just ordinary building.

Thank Seyhak L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is very modern and it is a great place to go and read or have a quiet time. Also a great place to organise small workshops and participate to various events like workshops, exhibitions, courses, etc.

Thank Cosmin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The famous Library of Alexandria is a great place to spend a day, particularly if it is hot or cold outside. The exhibits show the rich heritage of this ancient city. Highly recommend it to both visitors and those living here.

Thank bkralphsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice Bibliotheca Students get a discount Very big study room Try to arrive early since there are a lot of visitors

Thank korni007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour and not too long. The manuscripts exhibit was very interesting. The library is very accessible and nearby to other attractions. FYI, unfortunately (yet understandably), the children's section is only for members of the library.

Thank Nadia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing building with all details considered. Beside the vast amount of rare and valuable books, you will also find interesting side exhibition for historical as well as artistic pieces. An unforgettable visit .

Thank Amir B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit it and you find your self and huge palace have many museums and place to read books or find maps beside some ancient peaces, plus 360 cinema.

Thank emad k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have been there for the party of my kid's kindergaten , very well organized , sound is good , and the place is really clean

Thank yael39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see this as I had read so much about it. It was even more exceptional than I thought. You pay to enter 70 egp for non Egyptians and then you see all the different levels of the library. You think you are on...More

Thank Catherine H
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Marina A
25 June 2017|
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Response from menatallah | Reviewed this property |
just see it now, check bibalex site for all info and opening hours
12 March 2015|
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Response from PedallingPilgrims | Reviewed this property |
We got taken around in a tour which took 45minutes, and then we explored the library for another half hour - but we could have stayed for a few more. It depends how interested you are. There are plenty of other things close... More
22 February 2015|
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Response from KATHLEENgREECE | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous comments. The best way to get there is by taxi but bargain the price before you get in. I would say 30egp would be a fair price. If you have time, do visit the Museum of Alexandria. It is a... More

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