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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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All reviews amazing structure ancient library ancient city of ephesus awe inspiring turkey the main street take your time visit ephesus facade scrolls celsus julius senator aquila statues wisdom site
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again, take a guided tour to understand the history of this place. The intricacy of the sculptures...just beautiful!! Dont forget to go visit the ephesus museum in selcuk...you will better imagine the place wd it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BerlynCC
Reviewed November 30, 2018

My wife and I were here on a Globus "Greek Escape" tour and this was one of the stops from a 3-day cruise. We had been to Ephesus before in 2011 and enjoyed it as part of a Turkey tour. I have done a review...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

For us it is the maximum exponent of the grandeur of Ephesus!.... not to be missed.... Historical place, well kept, induces to stay longer than the typical tourist's visits.... The whole old city is a great place to visit!. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank migan51
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful and it’s amazing! A place you shouldn’t miss if you come to Izmir region! A great ruins of Rome empire!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChrisTung712
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is one of the highlights to be found at Ephesus and considering its age it is quite impressive. The stories attached to it are also very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnieVillars
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Ephesus and the library were the highlights of my day visit to selcuk. I recommend go with a guide, otherwise you will miss the charm of the place and learns about the history... I enjoyed it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RoxLima
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful frontage of the library. Good history for this site and A hot spot for photographers. This is a must visit visit and most tourists will combine this with the trip to Virgin Mary’s house.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simonfss
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Great for taking a photo in front of this beautifully restored facade, which dominates one end of the main street.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidfromOz
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The historic Library of Celsus, one of the most beautiful structures Ephesus, is definitely worth a visit. You can firmly feel the wisdom and knowledge been stored there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank muratpurc
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Just a great peace of history linked with the Bible. Just water and sunblock...Hat is extremely hot.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.