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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...more
Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ruins of Ephesus, highly recommended! A trip into history all the way back to Roman Empire. I found it very interesting. Please take hat/sunscreen/umbrella/cold water with you, you’ll need all these.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Effesus with the Celsus bibliotheque is a MUST to visit . Best is to visit early morning to avoid the heat if you travel in July- August .

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the highlight of the must-do tour of Ephesus. Fascinating history and one of the finest examples of ancient civilization. We were glad that we got here and were able to see the library.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the ruins and got a glimpse of the extraordinary life and architecture of old age. This place is steeped in history and was amazed to see the small part of magnificent city( most of it is still buried and will take long time...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sushilsinghee
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Stunning in real life! Even better than the pictures! Shame that the 3 statues are replicas due to the originals being housed in European museums but still what an amazing building.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

Must have visit place in Efes, Turkey. Strongly suggest to go before summer, because very hot in summer.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

We were amazed to see this standing structure, with some engravings in Greek still visible. Would have been amazing in its day

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

You will never see the roman architecture in the good condition like this even visiting Athens. So fascinating !

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

It's a beautiful structure but I was not over-awed by it, as I had expected more. Worth a visit for sure though.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AnandPo
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This is a must-see excursion if you are in the area. Something that isn't clear is that the Ephesus Terrace Houses are inside the general Ephesus site but you have to pay for a separate ticket to visit them. As the general entry price is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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July 4, 2018|
Response from 108Lexi | Reviewed this property |
Trainers should be fine as long as they are in decent condition.
June 10, 2017|
Response from Gussy1dog | Reviewed this property |
indeed that is correct, in fact it's basically all Roman architecture as Hadrians temple, the amphitheatre and terraced houses can vouch for.
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May 8, 2016|
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Response from moki786 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can visit at night. I didn't see any lights there! We visited during the day. I don't think the staff work at night either so you can't buy entry tickets.