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Address: Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey

Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus...

Built by Julius Aquila in 110 A.D. as a memorial for his father, the Celsus Library is one of the finest buildings in Ephesus. The two-story building contained over 12,000 hand-written books, making it one of the largest library collections of its time.

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Stunning library

One of the first places that you come to if you enter via the bottom gate, is the Celsius Library. It's on the right hand side just after the amphitheater. It's one of the few... read more

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the first places that you come to if you enter via the bottom gate, is the Celsius Library. It's on the right hand side just after the amphitheater. It's one of the few places where you can actually wonder without ropes preventing you from going into the nooks and crannies. The huge 8 Stone pillars were stunning with... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent architecture of ancient Greeks. It is worth to be accompanied by professional guide as you can learn a lot about history and have fun due to learning every day life details of Ephesus when it was living city.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Breathtakingly beautiful and spectacular no one can walk past this magnificent structure without being taken in by it - must see and a visit to Ephesus if you see nothing else don't walk past this although it is hard to miss!!

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Recreated using most of the original material, the library facade is impressive for its location (on the turn of the main street) and the sophisticated architectural design that seeks to emphasise the importance and scale of the library. (For access, pay to enter Ephesus).

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Be prepared to walk and it can get very hot with very little shade. Ensure that you have enough watee

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We just completed our second visit and it was just as stupendous as before. Right now is a great time to visit popular sites like this because the crowds were way down this year. Seeing the Celsus Library with so few people around made this visit very enjoyable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

When this was discovered it was in ruins, but because 80% of the original material required to rebuild it was discovered, it was restored. Worth a visit and great photo opportunities! We had a tour guide with us who described the site to us in depth, which I highly recommend, if you want to make the most out of the... More 

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Celsus is library with amazing architecture. I can't imagine how high civilization during the Greek period

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Just Amazingly comes out in the Ephesus ancient city, this is the library that was one of the biggest in its time

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lovely and awesome just trying to imagine when it looked like in the roman era.Amazing architecture and great culture.

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