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“So huge and peaceful!”

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
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Private Alexandria Highlights Guided Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: 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.
Thessaloniki, Greece
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“So huge and peaceful!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Amazing library! I love books so when I entered the library i felt like home! The architecture of the building is excellent and it represents deservedly the ancient library. Inside the library there are 2.000.000 books!! Anyone who visits Alexandria should come and wonder the library! Moreover if time and money are available pay a visit to the manuscipt museum where you can see the oldest book of islam and the only peace of book saved from the ancient library!

Visited August 2014
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Port Said, Egypt
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“Amazing Place”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Containing many amazing museums specially museum of monuments and many other features and need not less than 3 to 4 hours to have a complete tour in it.

Visited August 2014
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Port Said, Egypt
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“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Museum of monuments was amazing & cultural panorama & Sadat Museum and i will visit the others later as the visit needs not less than 3 to 4 hours to see all library.

Visited August 2014
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Austria
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“Great Place”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

To see that such a building is built in modern times is great. Very fancy architecture from outside and a great set up inside; you can overlook all floors from top to down from inside.
I think it should be seen. All is build with high quality.

Visited January 2014
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“My second Home”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

It's the most amazing place in Alexandria, You'll enjoy it very much and i recommend it to all fellow travellers

Visited February 2014
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