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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
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The place you have to visit once you hit Alexandria, 1st thing to do is to get your ticket and the tour guide ticket & before you start your tour that take from 50 to 90 minutes is to get the tickets for the palantarium...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 224mahmoude
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting place, feels like an oasis between all the other buildings in Alexandria. I absolutely recommend the guided tours, right after security check at the entrance, you see the reception for these guided tours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elstamo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Built very thoughtfully to be both beautiful and functional, this new library in Alexandria lives up to its reputation,

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DCharlotteD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is The most wonderful place all over the world, It is my My permanent refuge for all researches, It is stunning.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ausiliaemad
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this place.I think the architecture was fantastic. Really enjoyed the art collections in particular there was a modern spin on ancient Egyptian art that was excellent. Definitely worth a few hours of your time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit in Alexandria. A modern beautiful architecture both inside and outside with huge collection of books. The library has several museums also. Better to have a guided tour (no extra pay) offered by the library to know the details. According t o the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moinulbb
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although Alexandria boasts a good shoreline and seafood, the biggest draw for me is the library. Built after the fabled Library at Alexandria that was burned down a hundred years ago, this new Bibliotheca Alexandria aims to rebuild the ambiance of the old library. A...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bensonc278
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour only took us to the outside of this building which is spectacular. We decided to go inside and after paying the 70 egyptian pounds and lining up through a number of security points we were treated to a mastepiece of architecture. Being opposite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SlugPerth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Great Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. The Library was part of a larger research institution called the Mouseion, which was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts. ...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YasserB247
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best maintained and well managed facilities in Egypt. Make sure to visit both available museums: Artifacts & Manuscripts (a mere 5 EGP ticket for each) and to take the free guided tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.
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November 15, 2017|
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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
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
I do not know on June 25th if they open or not.