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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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Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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"amazing structure"
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"ancient library"
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"ancient city of ephesus"
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"ancient times"
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"awe inspiring"
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"turkey"
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"the main street"
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"take your time"
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"visit ephesus"
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"facade"
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"scrolls"
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"photos"
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"senator"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Celsus library is the most iconic landmark in the whole of Ephesus. One has got to awestruck by the fine work put into building the library. It is most impressive when you get underneath the library to see all the intricacies that went into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite places in turkey. Just like going back hundreds of years so much history the library is stunning

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy places like this it can be vey hot sun cream a good hat and plenty of water. this can be visited by using public transport if you are in the kusadasi area

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing structure. It is hard to believe this structure was built during the time it was. Being a librarian, I had to stop and see this building. The collection must have been massive, especially considering the time period. This is a must see!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive from a distance, and the largest construction of the area, be sure to walk up close and appreciate the carvings of the library facade.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to miss in Ephesus. The weight of history and how magnificent the Ancient Greek Empire was really resonates here. Simply Beautiful.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, absolutely amazing to see how much of this is still standing! Please visit if you're in Turkey, breathtaking

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is very historical and nice place. Good for photos and feedback to history and enjoy life. I love this place and go back very soon.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights at Ephesus. I can only imagine how spectacular it must have been. You can't miss it as you walk down from the north entrance and it's close to the amphitheater

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

This library was built to commemmorate Tiberius Celcus, a famous Roman Senator, by his son Gaius Aquila in 110 AD. One of main atraction when you visit Ephesus. Surrounded by several pillars and gates, the building still well preserves until now. Worth to visit during...More

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angelfire2015
June 10, 2017|
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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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Joanne W
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.
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