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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Alexandria, Egypt
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It is what it's name says, you will see a part of history and other exhibits, lots of events take place there, check before going..........You can have a of coffee there in the cafeteria at the far end that looks like a jetty with a great view over the Eastern harbor of Alexandria

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Mars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting prize winning architecture. Available free guided tours on site in different languages. Worth a visit!

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place an amazing cultivation complex. Starting from history, science & technology to music, arts & talent enhancement. This is a must visit! The architecture of the building is stunning, & the staff were very helpful to make a tour to describe everything about choosing this location historically & about all the rare collection of monuments, scripts,arts...etc. you would b... More

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A place words is not enough to describe. contain musemse , old Alexandria , beside president Saddat biography.Well stablished cafeterias.deserve a day to spend.

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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

When you enter such place Alexander the great soul seems guiding you everywhere telling you welcome where you can smell history.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

even if you are not interested in reading, it's worth to see it and there are a lot of restaurants just opposite the sea and the view is beautiful. It's easy to reach, it's at the main Cornish.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is the re-innovation of the Old Ancient Library of Alexandria in a modern design that shows a symbol of sunrise which means the rise of knowledge and information . Really fantastic place. Highly recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Yep... its not your average library! be aware there is security to get in but tourists have no issues going in at all, we moved right to the front of the line and no one said anything to us, just stared at us in amazement (scared of tourists maybe?) - anyways, there are so many students trying to get in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Bibliotheca Alexandrian, is an amazing inspiring venue !! Architecture is amazing , do not miss the museum in the basement to know a little more about Alexandria, and things found while digging to build the library, check and ask at the information desk on other exhibitions and permanent museums , take some photos with the statue of Alexander the Great... More

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Love this place! Make sure you visit the other cool attractions outside this impressive building. You'll find restaurants, a book store, ice-cream, and lots more on the Corniche side. If you cross the Corniche - at your own risk!!! - there's a really chilled out cafe & shisha restaurant a minute away - it's on the left,don't forget! Go down... More

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