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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you find yourself in Alexandria, this is definitely a must see. In fact it's one of the reasons to go to Alexandria. It is an architectural marvel. It is a functioning public library. They have tours in English that are very informative and interesting. The library itself is simply stunning. Inside and out. Bring your camera. Definitely worth a... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very nice Library for a person who loves books. It is very clean also a very nice museum inside. I am glad we did get to see this though.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful Library but not much to see almost a waste of 70 pounds each. More historic sites to visit, and the security made my wife check her purse at the desk, but I could pass with a backpack?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place who loves books and wants to see historical books too. It has a great library for kids too. Surrounded by few coffee shopes makes it really great.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Truly a proof of the good that can come when people around the world unite together .. It is a universal project that is well kept and amazingly constructed and awesome museums inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

State of art facilities. The surroundings are Egypt. It is a must because Alexandria send you back in time and when you see that amazing building on the seaside you feel like the pharaohs because there is history on that ground.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

bring ur student card, without it is 70EGP library is nice but its overpriced turn off your phone, coz if it rings the penalty is 10pounds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We arrived at 3pm on a Thursday. It closes at 4 and not open on Fridays. Last tour was 3 so we missed it which also meant our daughter (or anyone under 16 yrs of age) could not enter the library unless on a guided tour. Husband and I took turns looking library....beautiful . The museum/art gallery underneath is very... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just being at the place of the ancient Library of Alexandria gave me goosebumps, although nothing of the old library remains. But they've built a new one at the same place. The building is an amazing piece of architecture, and houses millions of books. There are a number of small sections which display different bits of Egyptian culture and heritage.... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Bibliotheca has some interesting things to see if you are interested in history. It has pictures of old Alexandria. Has manuscript of the book "Wasf Masr" written by the French in the 1800s describing Egypt. It's a cultural center and the coffee shop has an excellent view. Sometimes concerts are held there. These are great! As a library, I think... More

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