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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Address: El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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, Traveler Resources
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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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

For a place with so many people, it was really quiet inside. The architecture is stunning. The only negative was trying to find the guide to give a tour in English. In the end, I just walked around myself, which was just fine.

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42 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had booked with Emo tours and enjoyed my tour with my guide but I must say that if you have seen one library you've seen them all. (I have certainly seen my share). The architecture is unique (when it was built) but now it is so-so. Would I recommend a tour? Not particularly but with my trip to Egypt... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This is the amazing library in our world, realy you will love the way how the architects makes the natural lighting system from sky light around the book shelves and reading hall. Besides the quaintaty of valuable books we found

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is worth visiting, a lot of activities and a lot of things to see! You'll get out of there full of new stuff learned Positives: - A lot of activities: + Planetarium has a lot of good movies + Laboratories have many useful experiences + Free tours available (or very cheap), and useful + Huge variety of of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Certinally i love to go more times i skiped alot of important amazing stuff to see cause the time is tight i love to go to spend a week there

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The architecture is incredible, the guided your was also not bad, and there are interesting exhibitions.

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Set aside at least a full day to see the library; take a guided tour, visit the special collection and go to the planetarium. Cannot recommend enough.

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Cairo, Egypt
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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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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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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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