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Address: El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
Phone Number:
2034203020
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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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Beautiful library

Worth a visit. Some of the museum areas require an extra ticket but it is not expensive and well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Non-Egyptians are charged 70 pounds to enter just the Library. There is a small museum you can walk through on the bottom floor, but everything we had set out to see cost extra once inside. Staff was busy and not available to help explain anything for very long. Just didn't seem worth the time or money to visit. The redeeming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. Some of the museum areas require an extra ticket but it is not expensive and well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had a long trip inside ,,, really amazing .. lots of info we liked also the musuems inside .. we missed some things to see brcuase of tight time ... i think we will continue our tour next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shows the Ptolemaic Greek influence on the history of ancient Egypt. Some interesting artefacts from the era leading up to and beyond Alexander the Great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never in my life get inspired by a place like this ! I went alone without my friends and i had fun ! It's amazing!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Library is absolutely gorgeous!! Highly recommend the visit, if you are ever in Alexandria! Not only are there books, but there are museums and exhibits with a lot of neat artifacts and pictures of Old Egypt and Alexandria! I was beyond impressed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its the place where i work since 15 years, it is very spacious clean and very shiny. It deserves a visit as it is full of Museums, Exhibitions and a planetarium. It is not just a library.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its the best thing in Alexandria. the ticket price was a bit higher. very neat and well maintained building on the shore of Mediterranean. the main building and its associated structures itself very attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alexandria library was rebuilt at the very same place where the famous oldest Library of the world was standing before the Alexandria fire

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great buulding that combines art and cultures. Whether u'r there to attend a concert in the great hall, which i highly recommend, or to take a tour upon the library's great books and different departments, you will definitely feel fascinated. Also you MUST pay a visit to the 3D dome planitarium where they have wonderful effects that would... More 

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