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Celsus Kutuphanesi

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Selcuk, Turkey
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you stand here at the door and look at the front facade of this building and what is use to be and how many people walked through this doors, the meetings that took place, the everyday city gossip that occurred on these steps....

Thank jaybirdrcky
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a depository for thousands of scrolls and the building has a double wall construction that enabled them to control the inside humidity. Pretty high tech I'd say! Incredible structure.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a part of Ephesus Tour. Great guide who explained our team every step and stone. Wonderful architecture and design. Many things to see so be prepared for a good walk.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a guide that was very good and extremely knowledgeable we walked around the site it hot as hell make sure you bring a big bottle of water with you the ruins a re very impressive and the architecture is wonderful

Thank arnoldzimuto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is amazing to come here and see all the details of this ancient and great architecture, with all your stories...

Thank Leonardo U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting design and architect Full of History Best part of Ephsus museum Awesome sight it was amazing to see this wonderful structure

Thank v v
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I generally visit Libraries wherever I go, have seen British Library to Peabody Library to small city libraries such as Ann Arbor, North Allegheny, etc. I always get excited and try to read books and touch and feel the knowledge. It was the only time...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This place has been in my bucket list for a while but after walking through the passages of the Ephesus and then finally had right in front of me the Library I even felt shivers, I couldn't believe how gorgeous this Library is, I imagined...More

Thank berenice r
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It is almost beyond imagination! There are so much to appreciate even with just the one wall left of this Celsus Library.

Thank TravelPuggy
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Just beautiful. In excellent shape, well restored. I enjoyed also reading the supplementary material, the timeline, the historical progress of the building. A must see in Turkey.

Thank Yasemin A
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10 June 2017|
Response from Gussy1dog | Reviewed this property |
indeed that is correct, in fact it's basically all Roman architecture as Hadrians temple, the amphitheatre and terraced houses can vouch for.
Joanne W
8 May 2016|
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Response from moki786 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can visit at night. I didn't see any lights there! We visited during the day. I don't think the staff work at night either so you can't buy entry tickets.