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Address: El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number: +20 3 4203020
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Located near the site of the ancient library of Alexandria, this modern...

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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One of the biggest libraries

It was a very good trip to this historical and one of the biggest libraries. Our local guide was very good and took us on a nice tour. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very good trip to this historical and one of the biggest libraries. Our local guide was very good and took us on a nice tour. Highly recommended.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bibliotheca Alexandria, represent the fact that the City which was built by Alexander the great and is named after him returns to it's original state of a city of culture and contains all the foreign citizens from Greece, Armenia and Italy as if they were born on the city which still following the Roman town planning, and the bibliotheca reminds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm very jelous because in Argentina we don't have a place like this. The most beatifull library that I have ever seen. Huge and modern.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected surprise. Alexandria had the most extensive library in the ancient world and the mission of this library is to continue the tradition of gathering, duplicating, and digitizing the written word for present and future generations. The admission price is free. You are given a tour of the library by a fluent English speaker, shown duplication system,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alexandria Library is a very nice place to visit. It has a small museum, a theater, a food court, huge book halls, and many more activities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the largest and most significant library of the ancient world, which was lost in antiquity, but a commemoration of it. This colossal library and cultural center is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The Library of Alexandria or ‘Bibliotheca Alexandrina’ is multilingual. The architecture is striking. To me, it looked like an alien spacecraft. The complex also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can find a library, museum, gift shop, restaurant in one place, i like the location right in front of mediteranian sea

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to learn anything... When u go there u will feel this combination of Cultural and historical all along with its amazing architectural design :) I recommend anyone to visit it and take a tour inside :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is very nice, there are different facilities you can visit into it. The Main Reading Area is one of the largest reading areas in the world, there are also Antiques’ Museum, Manuscript Museum Exhibition Halls, Exploratorium and Planetarium.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Egypt in a group tour during October, 2016. During our sightseeing program in Alexandria we visited the Alexandria Library - the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This stand at the one-time location of the Library of Alexandria which was one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

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