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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Address: El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
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Description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern...
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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You can't leave Alex without seeing this place. It's not only a great architectural design. In it you can feel the power of books and to get deep in our history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You can't leave Alex without seeing this place. It's not only a great architectural design. In it you can feel the power of books and to get deep in our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Im a big Fan of the BA and it's Choir they throw amazing concerts of every type. The members are really talented and their level of performance is really high

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Torun, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

World famous place, you have to visit it, plenty of very interesting things, air conditioning, safe nice place

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed in the Library, it looked unimpressive from outside and dirty. For me it really wasn't worth the effort and it was one of the things on my bucket list.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful architecture, and great collections of art and old Egyptian manuscripts. Tours are nicely done. Recommend visiting the manuscripts room and the antiquities collection. The gallery with pictures of old Alexandria is also very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So many things you have heard of the Alexandrias Library, this place keeps on having the magic, but you shall expect a really modern and original place. No tradition here. Still it is a fantastic visit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great addition to the cultural life in alexandria, which is already rich.. it is not only architecture, and not only a biblioteca, but many cultural events take place there, and I heard there was a music library there, but have not been myself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Thousands of books in all branch of human knowledge & many art museum, you will enjoy history & present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place will offer you an archaic feeling of the Egyptian culture. It is old of the oldest libraries of the Egyptian civilization. The original library has been remodeled but you will get to experience the depths of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The building is world class but the fact that's its Egypt and everything HAS to have a tank with machine guns pointing at u is not very comforting. The museum downstairs is a bit ho hum but its the famous structure I went to see and it delivered. On Uni campus so full of students and some amazing ancient sculptures... More 

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Address: El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +(203) 4839999
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Alexandria Governorate  >  Alexandria

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