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

For us it is the maximum exponent of the grandeur of Ephesus!.... not to be missed.... Historical place, well kept, induces to stay longer than the typical tourist's visits.... The whole old city is a great place to visit!. Highly recommended!

Thank migan51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s beautiful and it’s amazing! A place you shouldn’t miss if you come to Izmir region! A great ruins of Rome empire!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the highlights to be found at Ephesus and considering its age it is quite impressive. The stories attached to it are also very interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ephesus and the library were the highlights of my day visit to selcuk. I recommend go with a guide, otherwise you will miss the charm of the place and learns about the history... I enjoyed it!

Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful frontage of the library. Good history for this site and A hot spot for photographers. This is a must visit visit and most tourists will combine this with the trip to Virgin Mary’s house.

Thank Simonfss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for taking a photo in front of this beautifully restored facade, which dominates one end of the main street.

Thank DavidfromOz
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The historic Library of Celsus, one of the most beautiful structures Ephesus, is definitely worth a visit. You can firmly feel the wisdom and knowledge been stored there.

Thank Murat P
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Just a great peace of history linked with the Bible. Just water and sunblock...Hat is extremely hot.

Thank Flavsy
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Rightfully the highlight of any visit to Ephesus, it was once the third largest library in the world after the Library of Alexandria and Pergammon. It’s stunning and definitely worth the visit

Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The well preserved Library of Celsius is a key attraction in Ephesus city. It was reconstructed with help of a german team.

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5 July 2018|
Response from Lexi L | Reviewed this property |
Trainers should be fine as long as they are in decent condition.
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.
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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.