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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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Spectacular piece of modern architecture inside and out and worthy of the small entrance fee. Wonderful to see how they have adapted old influences in such a contemporary building. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience and a must see on your visit but watch out for days when school kids come on field trips.

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

I was very impressed with the interactive 3 D scan of a human body. Amazing modern library with displays of ancient Egypt artifacts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Islander8470
Reviewed 6 days ago

very great historical place with lots of useful ideas to get to know more about egyptian history and all the great historic events

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hank_stew
Reviewed 6 days ago

style, concept and design : what a unity, what a strong concept! Light and space in perfect harmony, silence and peace inside away from the rumour of the city; lot of exhibitions going on (Nasser, art etc.)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B4174KTjanc
Reviewed 1 week ago

This library has an old history which I will defer it to the experts. we were pleasantly surprised to admire the modern facility with contemporary and scientific design. visitors who had vision, knowledge and perseverance were able to achieve this feature. we saw young college...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ExperToraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the artifacts in the library. The architecture is also very nice. Of course, you cannot go to Alexandria and NOT visit the Library.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colleenmariem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This enormous new (2002) modern library is intended to restore Alexandria's ancient reputation as a world center of learning and scholarship. That's an ambitious hope but it might well succeed. The architecture is striking, the layout is well planned, and the collections are huge (their...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PointLomaGal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a contrast to the Cairo museum, this is an effective display, the prominent positioning and lighting to do justice to the historic artefacts. Mixed with modern art and interactive displays within stunning modern architecture it is a delight

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank German112Epsom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My only regret was that our tour didn't stay here long. So much to see-- don't miss the exhibits and museum on the lower levels.

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 June 2018|
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Response from Georgiou E | Reviewed this property |
Υou pay an entrance ticket if you are not local.
Ahmed H
15 November 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
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24 June 2017|
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Response from fth0mps0n | Reviewed this property |
I do not know on June 25th if they open or not.