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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
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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.
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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.)
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
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
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