The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast

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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater

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...tbay, and Pompey's Pillar. Discover the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Montazah Palace, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a...

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Shore Excursion: Alexandria City Tour from Alexandria Port

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... Citadel, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Kom Al Shoqafa Catacombs, Pompey's pillar and the National museum of Alexandria.

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...ucted Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and more. Enjoy a break for lunch at a local restaurant.

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria as a major library and cultural centre on the Mediterranean coast. Resembling a sundial, the 160m diameter glass-panelled roof tilts slopes towards the sea. The grey granite walls are engraved with characters from 120 different scripts. It houses an Antiquities Museum, a Manuscript Museum and a museum on President Anwar Al Sadat.


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About Bibliotheca Alexandrina

 Alexandria Governorate 21526, Egypt

 +20 3-4839999

 www.bibalex.gov.eg

Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Nearby Sights on Map

Alexandria National Museum

The Alexandria National Museum has 3 floors of exhibits on the history of Alexandria in Al-Saad Bassili Pasha Palace, an elegant Italianate mansion

Graeco-Roman Museum

The Graeco-Roman Museum has a vast collection of 40,000 objects, mostly dating from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, that show the influence of Graeco-Roman culture on Egyptian society after Alexander the Great's conquest

Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts displays a collection of paintings, sculpture and architectural works by national and international artists

Alexandria Roman Theatre

The Kom Al-Dikka or Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria dates back to the 2nd century AD, with typical Greco-Roman features

Tomb of the Unknown Naval Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Mansheya is a neo-Classical monument honoring Egyptian military personnel who lost their lives at sea

Attarine Mosque

Originally a church dedicated to Saint Athanasius built in 370 AD, it was converted into the Attarine Mosque following the Muslim conquest of Egypt

National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries

The National Institute For Oceanography & Fisheries has an aquarium and museum on marine life

Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque

The Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque built in 1775 by the Algerians has the tomb of Andalusian Sufi saint el-Mursi Abul Abbas

Citadel of Qaitbay

The Citadel of Qaitbay is a 15th century fortress on the eastern end of the Pharos Island, on the same sight as the Lighthouse of Alexandria which was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world

Kom el-Shouqafa

The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa are counted as one of the 7 wonders of the Medieval Ages