Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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  • 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, Museum, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Review

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.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Information

  • 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.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Ticket Prices

  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Alexandria include Bibliotheca Alexandrina in their plan

  • 70.6% of people start their Bibliotheca Alexandrina visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bibliotheca Alexandrina

People normally club together Alexandria National Museum and Grand Trianon while planning their visit to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Reviews

  • Beautiful, kinda, building. Nicer on inside than out. As Egyptians are wont to do, they’ve ruined the entire purpose of a library by charging not just ONE admission but MULTIPLE admissions. If you want to see the inside, go for the lame tour (you’ll be shown how an online library catalog works, incredible! /s ). Don’t expect much from the tour. And if you really want to see any of the collects or exhibits, you’ll pay for each one. And considering Egypt puts all its money into the military versus education, I highly doubt the collections are worthwhile.

  • Very beautiful space and one of our best experience in Alexandrina. I would highly recommend the tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. However, I agree with the previous comment on the admission fees-it should probably be free at least for the locals as a public facility. Meanwhile, we got stopped by the safe guards at a special collection. It wasn’t too pleasant to be separated from the rest of the group just because we look different.

  • A perfect library and museum. If it is you first time to visit the place, you can ask for a free guide with Arabic, English or French language to take you in a tour inside the library. The place is well decorated. Is is Calm and clean place to enjoy reading or researching. A place must seen

  • The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the Muses, the nine goddesses of the arts.[1] It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century BC until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 BC, with collections of works, lecture halls, meeting rooms, and gardens. Alexandria was considered the capital of knowledge and learning, in part because of the Great Library.[2] The library was part of a larger research institution called the Musaeum of Alexandria, where many of the most famous thinkers of the ancient world studied.

  • This is a heaven for book lovers, students, researchers, or even just tourists. The architecture is amazing, with natural lights, the atmosphere and its ambiance, photogenic and instagramable. This library has some rare book collections which can access for limited. If you are a philologist, you can search for classical literature here, specially Arabic literature. In the lower floor, usually the management opens public exhibitions such painting, drawing, photography, culture, civilization, invention, etc.

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