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“More there than we expected”

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern version is an eleven-story, cylindrical-shaped building that houses more than eight million books. A re-imagining of Alexandria's ancient Great Library, this gorgeously designed cultural center contains a host of museums as well as one of the modern world's most ambitious libraries. Its architecture - a giant sun disk - presides over the waterfront Corniche, while inside, a huge reading room can hold eight million volumes. Below themain library, visitors can explore a range of beautifully curated exhibitions. TheManuscript Museum with its magnificent collection of ancient texts and scrolls and the Antiquities Museum with its Graeco-Roman antiquities and statuary found during underwater exploration in the harbor are the two prime attractions. But there are also rotating art exhibitions, a permanent Egyptian folk art collection, and a Science Museum and Planetarium that are aimed squarely at children.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

The library building, both inside and out, was impressive and also contained museums and art galleries; far more than we had time to fully see. The things found in the bay of Alexandria were particularly interesting. We were also given an overview of their website, which I'll definitely have another look at. We went on a Friday so the library was closed to the public and only available to people on a guided tour, we were then able to wander around all the other rooms on our own.
This was a highlight for us; if you go to Alexandria it's a place not to be missed.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

The library is architecturally indisputably amazing, offers books from each genre, many languages, the conference hall is the most prestigious in alexandria, the planetarium offers a new experience as well... it's the place you should visit when you're in alex !

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

its wonderful tour, my family enjoy very much.
and important thing service they provide was excellent

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

My wife forced me to go here and I am quite glad she did. Your entrance ticket includes a short yet comprehensive tour of the library. Well worth an hour if you have the time to spare.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A beautiful Library with Everything a library should have. Its Massive!! There were hundreds of people there the day we went but it didn't feel crowded. Take the tour of the library. Its worth it to see all the things the library has inside. The building itself is a work of art. But it also contains artifacts from the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Plus Egyptian artists showcase their work there as well. Lots to see.

They Also have a GREAT website that you can use to look up things..
http://www.bibalex.org/home/default_EN.aspx

Thank Donna S
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