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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Address: El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, 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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A great place and an international landmark. the collection is pretty comprehensive and it's a great place to do research on any topic. private study booths are also a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A great place and an international landmark. the collection is pretty comprehensive and it's a great place to do research on any topic. private study booths are also a great feature (although for no apparent reason it is restricted to Alexandria University post graduate students). Too bad management is too lax to enforce a "quiet" order on THEIR OWN STAFF,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is one of the best libraries in the world, whether you want to read a book in a quiet place, or do some research, or just take a tour across the various museums located inside the main building, you'll sure to be satisfied, and you might like to catch a show in the planetarium.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A beautiful and serene enclosure, huge collection of books, some very beautiful exhibition, has a large theatre, and in the planetarium, you can see beautiful movies on ancient Egyptian understanding of stars and planets. Must see if you happen to be in Alexandria. There are free guided tours of library in few languages, there is a entry ticket.

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Kluang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

As if you are in another world/country. Truly amazing, large space, very clean, very infomative, very interesting..... For 70 le, it is worth and a must visit. It is the largest reading space in the world.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I went there for a concert at the BA Hall, the place is organized, clean and comfortable. wonderful for such events

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The library in Alexandria is an amazing must-see. It is modern and if you love architecture, this building will rev up your engine! It has the largest reading room in the world, some of the oldest books and digitally advanced equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited this time on a Saturday, unfortunately there were no guides on duety. The library is def worth a visit either ways. My first visit was however much more educational than the second one. The free provided guide takes you in a tour inside this amazing architecture.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Among the other attractions, some wonderful Egyptian modern art placed all through the building -- all part of the price of admission.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Well worth a visit. The new library is monumental in just the way you'd want. The exterior borders on kitsch with all the different writings but the interior is truly awesome.

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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It would take two days to really investigate the library and sadly I only had two hours. We'll go back and spend an entire weekend there.

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