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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, Cultural
Owner description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern version is an eleven-story...
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Type: Libraries, Cultural
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.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Attended a musical event,all was well organised,clean ,relaxing setting.the only dislike was the car park is far.

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Beirut
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216 reviews 216 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great from the outside as well as the inside. You can just sit in front of it and contemplate the letters crafted on the wall... Must see...

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Manama, Bahrain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is not just a Library. It is a true embodiment of a beacon of culture and arts. It comprises 3 main buildings; The Main Libaray, The Conference Center and the Planitarium.The Main Library hosts main museums, a Manuscript Center, an Internet Archive and many art exhibitions. It is a great project and has added a lot of value... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I think it's best attraction in the city , very interesting architecture and view . plus it's not just a library it's more like a cultural center so if you are in Alexandria and wanna try something different see if there's a concert soon or a movie they do show movies from different countries and old Arabic and non Arabic... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I thought it was just one of those libraries , just full of books, scripts, and the like In fact it's much more than that , it's a combination of library, museum, sight seeing, attractions, cafes, music.. Abd much more

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I believe it is by far the most modern and best library I ever saw, it is hoped that the Nationals of this country will keep it this way with proper utilization and regular maintenance. The level of knowledge there is unprecedented and a land mark in Human history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A lot of permanent and changeable art and history museums. Plus it's one of the greatest libraries ever.

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Alex specially for the library but sadly it was closed as it was a Saturday and most people even living in Alex didn't know about this. They had recently changed the closing days. But I had a good look from the outside and got some good photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If u r going to Alexandria u must consider visiting the library with it's charming location on the sea side and it's architecture linking modern to ancient egyptian style..

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited with my family, impressive collection & design. Big collection & steeped in history. One of the best and largest libraries on this planet.

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