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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 4 weeks ago

This is within Ephesus and has been very carefully partially rebuilt after earthquakes and is lit up at night

Thank Paul M
Reviewed October 26, 2017

It locates in the same area in Ephesus the ancient city , once you are in Ephesus you will see this historical building attracts your eyes .

Thank t00kyka
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Celsus Kutuphanesi or as we call it a 'Library' was built by the Roman civilization of Ephesus town. Only the remains of the library stand till date but they do give an idea of what used to be here years ago. Must visit place!

Thank waqarsarwar
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Just amazing and so well worth visiting if you are in this area, wear comfy and safe shoes, and take your time to stand there close your eyes and imagine what it would have been like!

Thank Justine W
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Celsus Kutuphanesi (Library) was originally built in the second century AD and was considered one of the most important buildings of the Roman Empire. Even though the facade is all that is left now, it still provides an awe inspiring ruin with which to...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed October 1, 2017

The facade of this library is about 60% original and is stunning. Its even more beautiful at night. A must see in the area.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed September 26, 2017

It is magnificent just to stand at the front of this monument and have a picture, Nothing can be compared on earth from the ancient world other than the Pyramids or Petra of Jordan.

Thank HFikri
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

This was fabulous and so well preserved (except some of the heads on the statues. Get there early to get some tourist free photos!!!

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

This looks a bit like the building in Jordan. It is massif and looks like it has been build with the latest modern technology. But it is not and that's what's it makes it more interesting. People who have build this we're smart in engineering

Thank Gregor-NL
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

You can see a lot of figures and art work on this gate. Ionian made impressive art. You can read the chronology of Ephesus inside of this beautiful library

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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.