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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...more
El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
+20 3 4203020
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2006

We left Cairo and went on a day trip to Alexandria where we saw Danial mosque, Roman amphitheatre, Amud el sawari (Pompei’s Pillar), the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa,the English tour at the Alexandrina Bibliotheca and then ended off with Montazah Palace Gardens. Would've liked...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2015

I was excited to see why this place was regarded as a must see venue. However not all the parts of the library were available for us to see, and the bits we did see were nothing special. Very disappointed.

2  Thank Matthew S
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A visit to this Library cannot be missed. The architecture is stunning, the interior simply beautiful, the temporary art exhibitions throughout the various sections are all stunning. A most inspiring space and I looked with some envy at the students who have the privilege of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good experience for culture and arts buffs. It includes different types of museums and artwork galleries. In summation to the enormous books and knowledge from all over the world .

Thank 508raedk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited the bibliotheca several times but the last one was with my students and some foreign professors. They were very interested to visit the main reading hall. The museums are very remarkable. The design of the place is amazing.

Thank Riham R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, you could spend half a day here & not see everything. Rotating exhibit honoring Anwar Sadat was powerful & I loved some of the modern Egyptian art work on display.

Thank Shelly L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This library has a long history which I will defer it to the experts. I was pleasantly surprised to see the modern facility with contemporary and scientific design. People who had vision, knowledge and perseverance were able to achieve this feat. I saw young college...More

Thank jinsoor2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The modern building is beautiful and the exhibitions inside the galleries are fantastic. When I arrived there was a huge queue to get in, but rather than being annoyed by it I was very happy to see so many local people interested in visiting a...More

Thank erika r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful place to read books, check all kinds of stuff preserved and how the management maintained properly everything.

Thank 105erlindal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Striking architecture and amazing collection, featuring modern library technology. Parking may be a problem, so I suggest going by bus or taxi.

Thank Orcas_Island_Steve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place on the ocean and a wonderful design, You can see a many different cultures. In the 3D room you can watch movies in many topics.

Thank AhmedElzaher111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my wife and 5 years old kid. Take care that children below the age of 4 years aren't allowed in. I recommend joining the free guided tour inside the main library very informative and will guide you to the different sections...More

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30 June 2018|
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Response from Georgiou E | Reviewed this property |
Υou pay an entrance ticket if you are not local.
Ahmed H
16 November 2017|
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Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
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25 June 2017|
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
I do not know on June 25th if they open or not.