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Celsus Kutuphanesi

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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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 time.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I generally visit Libraries wherever I go, have seen British Library to Peabody Library to small city libraries such as Ann Arbor, North Allegheny, etc. I always get excited and try to read books and touch and feel the knowledge. It was the only time...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been in my bucket list for a while but after walking through the passages of the Ephesus and then finally had right in front of me the Library I even felt shivers, I couldn't believe how gorgeous this Library is, I imagined...More

Thank berenice r
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is almost beyond imagination! There are so much to appreciate even with just the one wall left of this Celsus Library.

Thank TravelPuggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful. In excellent shape, well restored. I enjoyed also reading the supplementary material, the timeline, the historical progress of the building. A must see in Turkey.

Thank Yasemin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celcus Library is well preserved Structure in the Ephesus Ancieant City and also a land mark Structure of the old City.

Thank Farrukh S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Along with the amphitheatre this is the standout attraction in Ephesus and tends be what you see pictures of. It is somewhat reminiscent to Treasury at Petra. Unlike there you can actually go inside and see the inscriptions. Try come when it opens as I...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Celsus Library is amazing architecture. The symbol of ancient Ephesus.The library was one of the big and rich one in ancient times. The library built in 117 after christ. There was also an auditorium used for lectures in front of the theatre built by emperor...More

Thank adnanmordeniz
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

One of the first places that you come to if you enter via the bottom gate, is the Celsius Library. It's on the right hand side just after the amphitheater. It's one of the few places where you can actually wonder without ropes preventing you...More

1  Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed May 3, 2017

excellent architecture of ancient Greeks. It is worth to be accompanied by professional guide as you can learn a lot about history and have fun due to learning every day life details of Ephesus when it was living city.

1  Thank Mariola D
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Breathtakingly beautiful and spectacular no one can walk past this magnificent structure without being taken in by it - must see and a visit to Ephesus if you see nothing else don't walk past this although it is hard to miss!!

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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.