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“It's like a space ship landed and brought universal knowledge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
El Shatby | P.O. Box 138, Alexandria, Egypt
+(203) 4839999
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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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.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“It's like a space ship landed and brought universal knowledge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

By far one of the most amazing libraries I've ever seen. There's a vibe in here that you can't describe. The design is amazing. Modern, but timeless. The museums are also something to witness. A must do if you visit Alexandria.

Visited November 2012
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“Wonderful Place ... It's a must ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It's a must .... Marvelous place , historical one although of the modern architectural building with many thoughful details .. Many museums to visit , most intresting the one of anwar sadat ... Very organized visit , you need to ask about a guide in the entrance .. The visit may take a half day but it will be a splendid one ...

Visited May 2013
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“FABULOUS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

the best part of Alexandria! This place is def a wonder of the world. Plan to stay a while and wander around.

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“a day of fun & knowledge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Here you can spend the day researching something for your studies, Enjoy the few museums within the library , have a drink in any of the cafes in the plaza & enjoy the scenic view .. it's a way to spend the day differently & informatively ..

Visited September 2012
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“Never seen a mammoth library like this before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Am very happy to have seen this piece of architectural wonder. If you are a books person definitely visit this place for the feel good factor. Although for someone who is a tourist its more of a disappointment as you cannot explore the huge place. But its wonderful to see the level f organisation that goes into managing this place.
You have to purchase tickets to enter this place and kids cannot enter below the age of 6. Above 6 there is a separate ticket for kids who can b left in a children's library within the complex, which i don't recommend unless your kid knows what to look for on his own. There is nobody to help inside if you are a tourist and parents are not allowed to stay inside.

Visited April 2013
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