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Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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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.
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“Wonderful Place ... It's a must ...”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

It's a must .... Marvelous place , historical one although of the modern architectural building with many thoughful details .. Many museums to visit , most intresting the one of anwar sadat ... Very organized visit , you need to ask about a guide in the entrance .. The visit may take a half day but it will be a splendid one ...

Visited May 2013
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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“FABULOUS!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

the best part of Alexandria! This place is def a wonder of the world. Plan to stay a while and wander around.

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“a day of fun & knowledge”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Here you can spend the day researching something for your studies, Enjoy the few museums within the library , have a drink in any of the cafes in the plaza & enjoy the scenic view .. it's a way to spend the day differently & informatively ..

Visited September 2012
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Jaipur, India
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“Never seen a mammoth library like this before”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Am very happy to have seen this piece of architectural wonder. If you are a books person definitely visit this place for the feel good factor. Although for someone who is a tourist its more of a disappointment as you cannot explore the huge place. But its wonderful to see the level f organisation that goes into managing this place.
You have to purchase tickets to enter this place and kids cannot enter below the age of 6. Above 6 there is a separate ticket for kids who can b left in a children's library within the complex, which i don't recommend unless your kid knows what to look for on his own. There is nobody to help inside if you are a tourist and parents are not allowed to stay inside.

Visited April 2013
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Muscat, Oman
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“Treasure trove for history buffs !”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Worthy of visit if u r into history and want to know a bit about the Egyptian culture. Would recommend the full pass ticket as it gives you access to the mummy archives and papyrus reeds.

Visited April 2013
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