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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Celsus Library

Celsus Library
Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #2 of 55 things to do in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus Library is one of the finest buildings in Ephesus. The two-story building contained over 12,000 hand-written books, making it one of the largest library collections of its time.
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Such grandeur! Leaves you breathless.. standing the test of times, its a well preserved masterpiece through the ages

Visited December 2012
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“beautiful - a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I must admit I was shocked to see such beauty. The landscape around the ruins was breathtaking and the ruins itself were just amazing. It is quite a walk to see the entire area but we were fortunate enough to have a great tour guide George who made every moment special. Toward the end of the ruins they began a re-enactment which was very cool to see. Just be careful of the shopkeepers outside as they try and sell some items that are fake at very high prices.

Visited July 2012
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“highlight of trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Wow what an amazing place, this is a view i will never forget and its amazing when you look up inside how well preserved the detailing is. Definately the most memorable part of my trip to Turkey.

Visited July 2012
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Lasting memory of the walk through Ephesus, you can see it from the start and its the last structure to see before you exit

Visited November 2012
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“Don't Miss It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Make sure you see and take photos of this structure. It is simply magnificent. All of Ephesus is wonderful and the library is among the best of the sights.

Visited October 2012
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