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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 39 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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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

know information about Alexandria creation and history also as Egypt too and magic beaches enjoy walking and entertainment

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It has been a few years since my visit to Alexandria and the Bibliotheca and what i can say is that is still in my memories, it was beautiful and interesting. A must go!

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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Only got a brief tour of it and visited the Sadat exhibition. Great building from the outside as well as the inside.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Of course the facilities are outstanding. It is also a spectacular piece of architecture, maybe not from the outside, but it has what it takes when one is inside - and that counts! It is a great experience.... There are three things that I absolutely recommend; 1) Please dear visitor see the printing presses and books from the Bulaq Press.... More

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Athens
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Amazing place, well worth the visit!. Everything seems so clean and organised and I am sure that it must be a pleasure to do research here. A stark contrast to the rest of Alexandria!

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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was great performance, enjoyed the set up, location and the whole band. songs collection. A variety of old songs in different languages. The band was great.

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Cairo, Egypt
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am in love with this building and its contents. Every time I drive by it I admire its addition to this city. It looks like a huge round solar panel facing the Mediterranean. And the interior is stunning as well. Worth visiting are the photo galleries that show Alexandria as the textile and fashion capital of Africa. In fact,... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am in love with this building and its contents. Every time I drive by it I admire its addition to this city. It looks like a huge round solar panel facing the Mediterranean. And the interior is stunning as well. Worth visiting are the photo galleries that show Alexandria as the textile and fashion capital of Africa. In fact,... More

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Newport Beach
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

At first thought, library sounds boring. But this was the biggest and modern library I ever seen with some cool stuff. It's like a library and museum all in one. If you have a purse, make sure you drop it off at the lockers near the ticket booth because they won't let you take that in the library. Some cool... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a beautiful building with extraordinary open modern architecture. Aworthy building to replace the historical library

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