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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Address: El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
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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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I used yo go there since I was a kid and till now. It is a great place qhere I can increase my knowledge in different sciences.

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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I used yo go there since I was a kid and till now. It is a great place qhere I can increase my knowledge in different sciences.

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Thank Eman H
Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several hours at the new library of Alexandria. The architecture, which is supposed to represent a water lily pond, is spectacular. A viewing platform has been built for tourists so the guides can speak to you without disturbing the readers. It is right across from a university, so there are many students using the facility. It does not... More 

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Thank Deborah D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entering this famous Library makes you feel like the world you are living in is too small. Books were kept neatly and easily found according it labels. Librarian were very helpful. There are also computers available. You'll realize how there are no age boundaries when it comes to knowledge seeking as this place is visited by people from all walks... More 

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Thank Nur 'Athira F
Oakland, California, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Alexandrina Library is amazing in size and concept. Not only is it a library, but it is also a museum with collections of papyri manuscripts, artwork, artifacts, paintings, sculpture, and books. It contains millions of books in hardback and electronic format. The building itself is a work of art.

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Thank Jean Y
Santorini, Greece
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what to say about my visit there. Hope to go back very soon! Worth every minute spent there. Excellent service from all.

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Thank OliviaG2110
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is packed with things to do. Start with a tour to get a feel of where everything is, then go back and take your time exploring all this library has to offer. From the art and antiques gallery's to the planetarium you are sure to find some interesting stuff here.

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Thank Topher L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Alexandria, the first to visit is Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Arrange yourself to spend a couple of hours or maybe half day there. This will be a life experience specially if you like reading.

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Thank Minanet2
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Architecturally, this library is gorgeous - great tiered work areas with shelves on each level. The museum was also interesting. The only issue we had is the quite dated collection - most books dating from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Thank Patrick H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking it is a wonderful reincarnation of the famed ancient library of Alexandria. libraries, museums, exhibition areas, educational centers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great bibliothèque contains huge variety of books in all languages great place to join cultural activities and to volunteer great place for tourists Visits explanation are available in Arabic, french and English

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