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Library of Alexandria hours?

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Library of Alexandria hours?

When does the library of alexandria open? Is it worth the visit?

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You may find the following website helpful in terms of opening hours and fees:


Is it worth the visit? Depends on the person, I have friends I wouldn't dream of sending down there and friends that may just like to see it from the outside. Not knowing your personal tastes, I can only advise on the things I like and dislike about it.

It really is a fantastic piece of architecture, if this interests you then it really is worth seeing inside and out because it really is different and when viewed against the rest of Alexandria is quite a startling juxtaposition.

If you're interested in history, the antiquities museum down in the lower levels is worth a look - it's not that big - but covers the whole range of history from Pharaonic to Coptic and Islamic. You can buy a ticket to just enter the museum(s) if you don't actually want to go into the library - tickets for the museum are available just outside the museum entrance on the lower level.

If you only have a few hours in Alex and a full schedule - it is possible to get a good feel for the place from outside. If the National Museum is on your list of places to visit - you could miss out on the antiquities museum in the Library as they overlap quite a bit.

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