Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Street Al-Corniche, Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +20-34839999
  • Ticket Price: 70 EGP
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museums, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Housed in one of the best looking cylindrical building in the world, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is truly a sight for sore eyes. It’s not all beauty without brains; the library has a huge collection of books and manuscripts and hosts incredible exhibitions that showcase Egyptian culture and heritage. You will fall in love with the view that the building enjoys, just for that have a coffee at the cafeteria.

Take plenty of time out to devour everything that this amazing place has to offer; whether it’s the beauty and intricacy of the carvings on the wall or the informative museums.

  • Visitors are not allowed to bring food, eat, sleep, or smoke in the Library.
  • All public areas are wheelchair-accessible. The Reading Area is equipped with elevators and ramps in each level in order to facilitate movement for the disabled. Wheel chairs are available at the Visits Reception Desk.

  • Students and Retirees EG£5, School Pupils EG£5.
  • Antiquities Tickets EG£20 and Students EG£10, Manuscripts EG£20 and Students EG£ 10.
  • Collective tickets allow entrance to the Library, exhibitions and museums (antiquities and manuscripts). Admission to the Taha Hussein Library for the visually impaired is free.
  • An exclusive ticket for Planetarium shows, the Science Museum and ALEXploratorium may be purchased at the entrance of the Planetarium.
  • Entry for children under the age of 16 years is prohibited.

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  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Address: Street Al-Corniche, Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Contact Number: +20-34839999
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina Price: 70 EGP
  • Best time to visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 93.82% of people who visit Alexandria include Bibliotheca Alexandrina in their plan

  • 69.89% of people start their Bibliotheca Alexandrina visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bibliotheca Alexandrina

People normally club together El Kobba El Samaweya and Anfushi Tombs while planning their visit to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Amazing and beautiful library! There is so much history related to this location and I fully recommend visiting here if you are in Alexandria! The price is a little higher than I expected but it was still within reason. If you are just going to see the library, there are some locations which are off limits (but are not marked as so) and this can cause confusion. However, overall it is excellent as a place to visit and also likely one of the best locations in the world to find any book you wish to read on any subject! You could spend your life reading and learning here!

  • The MUST-VISIT place in Alexandria!!! DO NOT MISS Everything there is simply amazing - the building, the people, the exhibition and the activities. There are free tours in different languages, also a free virtual tour through the Ygyptian history on 9 interactive screens (ask about it at the information desk). You can also access the reading halls with your entry ticket. There are a lot of additional exhibitions, some free, for some additional ticket is necessary. Practically someone could spend a whole day in front the library not getting bored even for a second. Just amazing experience. :)

  • The library is so big and complete. Many floors to go up. First time when u enter the library, you will see the collection of old machines or printers. Besides that, you can visit some museums there. I interested to visit president museum and antiquities museum at that time. If you like to study or reading, you can spend your whole time in there. You can find everything in any subjects. The place is very comfortable and I enjoy my day!

  • Fairly new and modern library, beautiful architecture on the inside and outside. They do not allow drinks or food inside (reasonable) so beware. This library offers a very diverse selection of literature and cool artwork scattered throughout. Very peaceful inside.

  • Impressive library. Modern design with lots of influence from the past. Very relaxing place. There are lots of things to see, in exhibition halls attached to the main building, most of them are like small museums.

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