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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A lot of permanent and changeable art and history museums. Plus it's one of the greatest libraries ever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Alex specially for the library but sadly it was closed as it was a Saturday and most people even living in Alex didn't know about this. They had recently changed the closing days. But I had a good look from the outside and got some good photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If u r going to Alexandria u must consider visiting the library with it's charming location on the sea side and it's architecture linking modern to ancient egyptian style..

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited with my family, impressive collection & design. Big collection & steeped in history. One of the best and largest libraries on this planet.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is right on the Main Street facing the Mediterranean sea. I had always read about the famous library but this is good., too the ancient library and lighthouse are long gone but you will be on the Main Street and it is hard to miss this. I just took 30 minuets to wander the halls and look around. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is an amazing edifice: wonderful architecture, lovely small museums, impressive energy. The very best attraction in this city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This strangely designed building, representing the rising sun and therefore the rise in one's knowledge, is an eclectic mix of the old and the new. Offering guided tours, the library has many galleries as well as the collection of books. There are wonderful prints of both Alexandria and Egypt in a bygone era, as well as glimpses into the lives... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

know information about Alexandria creation and history also as Egypt too and magic beaches enjoy walking and entertainment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It has been a few years since my visit to Alexandria and the Bibliotheca and what i can say is that is still in my memories, it was beautiful and interesting. A must go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Only got a brief tour of it and visited the Sadat exhibition. Great building from the outside as well as the inside.

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