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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...more
El Shatby, Alexandria 30100, Egypt
+20 3 4203020
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Reviewed yesterday

A lot quieter in the morning, which I enjoyed. We arrived a little before 10:00AM, which is when the ticket booth opens. You'll need to leave your bags at a counter beside the ticket booth, as you're not allowed to take them with you inside....More

Thank biancac38
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a wonderful place with high potentials. Built in the middle of Alexandria's beachfront it gives a beautiful scenery to the whole area. Pitty they surrounded it with some silly metal wall almost all around obscuring it partly😏. Activities there can be made more and...More

Thank othman a
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The most wonderful Palace Ever with wonderful gardens and wonderful seaside. Various places to enjoy there

Thank FatenabF
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Alexandria Library is a rework of one of the most famous libraries in the world in ancient times. Great architecture, museum, ancient parchments and much more. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jastogo
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's an amazing and modern Library! too bad that the ancient library was destroyed (there are only two mosaics).

Thank Valentina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building itself is a functional work of art, soaring inside to the far away ceiling. Good exhibits. Collection of contemporary art.

Thank NS C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bibliotheca is must to see when you visit Alexandria, it a lot of great things such as the Sadat museum and we had a tour in the archaeological Museum which was really fabulous and the tour guide had all the info we needed. Great...More

Thank Hany W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this stop. however, I wish I would have allowed more time for the extra exhibits in the basement, which is an extra ticket. This was the only place in Egypt where we felt uncomfortable with the atmosphere. I felt very judged and...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had unforgettable chance to visit the biblitheca of Alexandria and took a guided tour inside this amazing place . I would defiantly recommend it to everyone

Thank Curious819704
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a complete bibliophile. Not to mention an artist. This place was made for folks like me. They have a whole section dedicated to the book arts and have so many examples. Plus several galleries dedicated to various contemporary artists of Egypt. The wealth...More

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June 29, 2018|
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Response from Georgiou E | Reviewed this property |
Υou pay an entrance ticket if you are not local.
Ahmed H
November 15, 2017|
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Response from mona551950 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fridays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
Marina A
June 24, 2017|
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
I do not know on June 25th if they open or not.