Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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In the shape of a solar disk, Alexandria's new library was built on the site of its prestigious predecessor and is set to shine once more in the Mediterranean world. Like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, it seems to emerge from the water. The side facing the sea has a sloping wall made entirely of glass; the granite façade looking towards the town is covered with all the alphabets of the world in a nod to the universalism of this new temple of knowledge. As well as a gigantic reading room spanning seven levels, it houses several museums, a planetarium, a conference centre and a research centre.

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Alexandria Manuscript Museum
Alexandria Manuscript Museum
The Manuscript Museum boasts an
Alexandria Antiquities Museum
Alexandria Antiquities Museum
A thousand exhibits illustrate the
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Greco-Roman Museum
Greco-Roman Museum
The collections mainly cover the Greco
2:00
Corniche
Corniche
A stroll along the Corniche, from
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Royal Jewelry Museum
Royal Jewelry Museum
A beautiful villa built in 1919 for
Qaitbay Fort
Qaitbay Fort
Long after its light was extinguished
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Corniche
Corniche
A stroll along the Corniche, from
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Qaitbay Fort
Qaitbay Fort
Long after its light was extinguished
1:00
Catacombs of Kom el-Shugafa
Catacombs of Kom el-Shugafa
This vast hypogeum with a capacity for
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Alexandria Manuscript Museum
Alexandria Manuscript Museum
The Manuscript Museum boasts an
Alexandria Antiquities Museum
Alexandria Antiquities Museum
A thousand exhibits illustrate the
1:30
Greco-Roman Museum
Greco-Roman Museum
The collections mainly cover the Greco
2:00
See all