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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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... more » 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. « less
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Amazing! one of the places that you can't miss in Alexandria If you are student you will pay 5 Le, without student card is 70Le only for Library! If you want to see the Antiquities Museum or planetarium you need to buy another tickets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

One of the places that you must see in Alexandria. It has a perfect design with its historical touches but in a modern style. It is really amazing. It is great to visit a place that was the biggest library in the world more than 2,000 years back.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing library! I love books so when I entered the library i felt like home! The architecture of the building is excellent and it represents deservedly the ancient library. Inside the library there are 2.000.000 books!! Anyone who visits Alexandria should come and wonder the library! Moreover if time and money are available pay a visit to the manuscipt museum... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are in Alexandria pass by but you don't have to stay for a full day there.. It is one of the famous land marks of the city

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Port Said, Egypt
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Containing many amazing museums specially museum of monuments and many other features and need not less than 3 to 4 hours to have a complete tour in it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

To see that such a building is built in modern times is great. Very fancy architecture from outside and a great set up inside; you can overlook all floors from top to down from inside. I think it should be seen. All is build with high quality.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's the most amazing place in Alexandria, You'll enjoy it very much and i recommend it to all fellow travellers

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Amman, Jordan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a famous historical library which I wanted to visit for years. The museum is very nice, unfortunately photography was not allowed. Two art exhibitions were also worth to visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The issue is not with the Bibliotheca itself that is huge and impressive but with the accessibility and system in place. For non Arabic speakers this is a real nightmare because you have to go around trying to figure out where to get the tickets from. If you are with children then of course one of the parents have to... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Architectural marvel....and excellent history. Spectacularly clean on the inside. They have tours in English as well. Nice to spend a few hours hear. I loved the Architecture inside as well. Pay attention to stairs.

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