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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey

Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus...

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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Just Amazingly comes out in the Ephesus ancient city, this is the library that was one of the biggest in its time

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just Amazingly comes out in the Ephesus ancient city, this is the library that was one of the biggest in its time

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and awesome just trying to imagine when it looked like in the roman era.Amazing architecture and great culture.

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Celsus's library is located inside Ephesus and it's really big besides there's more to discovery. Excellent photos are taken here

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

The library is central to much of Ephesus, and is a key location for photographers. Go directly to the Library when the site opens and you will beat the tourist buses. Also can be nice in late afternoon towards closing time.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I knew of this place ever since i was a teen. Finally i saw it with my own eyes and walked around it. I can only imagine this place been packed in a high season, i am glad i went there in a low seaon. I wish they can provide tourists more info about the place specially when it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ephesus is an open air museum. Its one of those places where you should see before you die. The celsus libary is probably one of the highlights of the visit as well as the theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Went there in December 2016, and there were very few tourists. The place is just stunning. I was amazed at the fact that it was discovered and rebuild using all original materials.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Ephesus is awesome... To walk around its streets and enter to some of its buildings will take you to an ancient time. Every single spot is perfect for a picture. a MUST SEE.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the building which is pictured whenever Ephesus is mentioned on TV or written about in the press (or in travel brochures) It is well worth a visit along with the rest of Ephesus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This is such an impressive sight and remind me of the wonderful facades of the buildings in Petra. Nevertheless that many scholars are against the idea of ruins to be propped up once fallen, only the "reconstruction/restoration" give you the complete idea of the grandeur of certain places and The Library here certainly falls in that category. Amazing!

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