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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library and museums are a must when you visit Alexandria. The architecture is amazing and the inside of the library is spectacular. The tours are worth going on to learn about this library. They now house two million books with a 5 million capacity,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Biblioteca Alexandrina is far more than an enormous book collection or even an architectural attraction - it’s a symbol of, and a testament to, human knowledge. Standing within it, it was hard for me not to imagine how it would “stack” up against the original...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TomEnglishATL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With my American students we visited here and we all were amazed at the variety of things we saw. Please visit and ask for THE FREE guide (speaks many languages fluently). Visit the Sadat museum inside. This is terrific.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AymanPhD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing library... Full of treasures... Lot of museums inside to discover.. Huge place done perfectly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dollz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just thinking about the famous ancient "bibliotheca" and you already are impressed. we did walk only in the outside court with a few statues and very clean grounds. the new building with all those hierogliphic inscriptions on the wall was worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yoav K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special place to relax and gain knowledge.. Fun for your brain and eyes... Smell of Egyptian history. Greek...roman...pharoas... Recent history... Multimedia.. Videos... Internet.. Millions of high value books.. Fantastic library... Located over the Mediterranean sea.. Very nice view and a great place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Drmohamedsultan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is so much more than a library. The architecture and setting alone are worth the trip. It also has several amazing art exhibits (all modern) and an extensive collection of historic manuscripts, artifacts and statues. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vilewi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went my my teenager son and we we were astonished with everything. The high technology and its museum make the visit really worth it. Take the guided tour to get to know it better.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sergiokrivt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

70 pounds for a library. It costs extra to see the old books and manuscript collection. You can walk around the grounds for free which is what I would recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank jlmarx89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time visiting this place.It is the second biggest library of the world after the one in Washington Dc .There is a guided tour that is available in the Library for 2 levels post which you are left on your to explore.You...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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29 June 2018|
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Response from Georgiou E | Reviewed this property |
Υou pay an entrance ticket if you are not local.
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Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
I do not know on June 25th if they open or not.
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