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Address: El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
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Description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern...
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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The best time to visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is during the summer...they have great shows and performances by famous groups and vocalists ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The best time to visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is during the summer...they have great shows and performances by famous groups and vocalists ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place is outstanding, all what you need you can find it here, even if you need a tour guide you can find it for free, There are study rooms for researchers, you also can find some museums and rare book sections, The electronic search isn't very easy but at least you can ask any one at help desk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

The bibliotheca offers alot of activities like ( forums, seminars , concerts, festivals and book fairs) it also offers acitvities for kids like (puppet show and story telling) moreover it offers guided tours in many languages like ( Arabic, English, Frensh, German & Spanish) for the location it is so great it locates by the sea and there are plenty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

the best place in Alexandria. the most ancient public library in the world. you can find a free wifi network. check the BA museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went here 2 years ago, I'd have given it a 4 or 5 I went again and I realized it's just a library, nothing old or beautiful like Cairo "Egyptian antiquity museum" . It's very cheap which is a plus, but it's lacking. I'm sad because 2 years ago I was so awe struck by this place but it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Building itself was outdated already when designed, but contains extremely good expositions about Alexandria. Go for its content!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

The library is a must see in Alexandria and I strongly recommend to join a free guided tour once you have bought a ticket to go inside. They inform a about the library and the purpose with the design. Really interesting combination of technology and low tech books and arts. Well worth spending an hour+ there and look at it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of the amazing things of Bibliotheca Alexandria is its buildings and the view rsempling the sun going into the sea (the artificial pool around). Yet during my last visit, I found this vanished due to the awfully looking fence they installed (a solid one looks like a shield rather than a fence) and it don't even look like the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For bibliophiles, the Bibliotheca is well worth a visit, if only for its history. For everyone else though, I am not really sure--it is, after all, just a library. Its collection, or the part of it that is publicly available, is in no way unique, nor exhaustive. Many (university) libraries across the globe have more to offer. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just back from my visit . Very amazing,elegent building with diffrent floors each for a period of time . Huge no. Of books are available for reading for free .. also the museum with huge collection of monuments from different era.. It should be on your top listed places to visit

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Address: El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria

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