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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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Our family trip to Egypt with a visit to the recreated library of Alexandria

The old library of Alexandria was destroyed but the one that has come in its place made of glass and steel, is marvel by itself. The architecture and the research quality is... read more

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The old library of Alexandria was destroyed but the one that has come in its place made of glass and steel, is marvel by itself. The architecture and the research quality is excellent, unfortunately as tourists we do not get to sample the research. There are optionals of a museum, and a manuscript room that house some of the oldest... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see when you are visiting alexandria .. it is realy very nice and you can even have a guided tour to see all around .. worth seeing it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best place in Alexandria must not miss it, the musum and sky cinema are the best. you need 3 hours or more to visit the place. the location is great as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was just a quick visit to the site and it was interesting how it contrasted with the ancient surroundings. It faces the Mediterranean Sea and has a wonderful view. Modern structure inside is interesting but I've seen better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first time to enter Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It has quite fine architecture. I was proud that we (Egyptians) have such Bibliotheca. Yet, there are few small things that I didn't like. There is an open space in front of the library that is not accessible from the cornich, just from a side street. Also, there is no space... More 

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Meerut, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best attraction in Alexandria, specially for educational and historical research people. The location is very good , sea facing and building design is very beautiful. The timings are 10 am to 4 pm and entry fee is 70 LE . The building architecture is discus shaped and resembles second sun rise from Mediterranean Sea . It has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely place indeed, the best part is the museum in b1level, its has some of the antiques that has been found during the building of the library

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take about 2 to 3 hours here. Art, sculptures and the best of all papyrus, old manuscripts. You do need to pay a little to enter to see the manuscripts. Worth it. Bring cash!

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It is not allowed to enter the library under 6 years but we went to the sky cinema and we watched an educational movie about planet pluto and my daughters enjoyed it as well as taking alot of photos there

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Egypt is very proud of their resurrection of the ancient Alexandria Library. I'm glad to see they are able to create this excellent library. However, it's nothing special. Many libraries in Europe and the states are of equivalent status. Not worth getting the tour. If you have specific research interests then get access.

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