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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #2 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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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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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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Giza Governorate, Egypt
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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Summer at North shores,'' Alslam'' Beach, this almost only one of the tenth of areas could be visited any time through not only the summer but also all over the year.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Not all people have given a chance to visit interesting places such as this. It's different from the typical library. One of the best in the world!!

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Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ordinary !! This is a library that looks like a library like no other. It is huge but I was expecting more. I was disappointed. It's expensive and if one wants to see the exhibits there was in the museum, we must pay a premium!!

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been intrigued with its history so a chance to visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was fantastic..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Amazing! one of the places that you can't miss in Alexandria If you are student you will pay 5 Le, without student card is 70Le only for Library! If you want to see the Antiquities Museum or planetarium you need to buy another tickets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the places that you must see in Alexandria. It has a perfect design with its historical touches but in a modern style. It is really amazing. It is great to visit a place that was the biggest library in the world more than 2,000 years back.

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