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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Egypt. The library is a revival of the ancient Library of Alexandria and is commemorated to honor its past splendor.

The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974 when Alexandria University instituted a committee to select a plot of land for its new library near the campus and seafront. Construction of the library began in 1995 and has since then been inaugurated in 2002, following an expenditure of approximately US$220 million. Today, it is one of the most extensive and renowned libraries in the world.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina houses a vast collection of books with shelf space for eight million volumes. The main reading room spans 20,000 square meters and has eleven cascading levels. It also has a conference center, four museums, four galleries for temporary exhibitions, fifteen permanent exhibitions, a planetarium, and a manuscript restoration laboratory.

Additionally, the library has six specialized libraries for the arts, multimedia, young people, children, rare books and special collections, and microforms. The Taha Hussein Library for the visually impaired is a unique feature of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It provides special software for the blind and visually impaired to read books and journals.

The library also contains a Nobel Section that has book collections of Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature from 1901 to the present. It has a partnership with the Internet Archive built to preserve heritage for future generations and provide universal access to human knowledge.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is also home to notable international institutions such as the Arab Regional Office of the Academy of Science for the Developing World, the International Federation for Library Associations Regional Office, and the Secretariat of the Arab National Commissions of UNESCO.

The library is open to the public and has a mission to be a center of excellence in knowledge production and dissemination and to promote dialogue, learning, and understanding between peoples and cultures.

In conclusion, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a unique and remarkable library that comprises various facilities and specialized libraries. It is a cultural and intellectual center promoting learning and understanding, an institution for exchange between cultures and scientific and humanistic disciplines, and a platform for dialogue between different opinions and views. It is certainly worth a visit for anyone interested in books, history, or culture.

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0 – 05.99 Free of Charge
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price
12+ pay full tour price per adult person.
Notes: Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)

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Egypt offers some of the biggest and most amazing landmarks and attractions in the whole world, making a trip there one of the best choices you will ever make. It is now much simpler to plan a vacation in Egypt than it was in the past since we, as a travel agency, will be honored to help you plan the greatest trip you can imagine, complete with the most alluring tour pricing and the most expertly planned itinerary based on your needs.

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Thank you Egypt Fun Tours for a most memorable trip. I admit I didn’t do any of the planning (it was all done by my boyfriend) but as you can read in the reviews below Hani (the owner of Egypt Fun Tours) is superbly organized and accommodating with scheduling.

My boyfriend and I, and our dearest mutual friend, booked the 7Days-6Nights tour. In short time, we visited Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor sailing down the down the Nile, pit stopping to see key sites at these location – and so much more!!! We got to know the ancient and modern egypt in depth thanks to Hani’s impressive knowledge. He also enlightened us on the people and their beliefs and went as far as showing us what a typical life looks like. I cannot express the level of personalized service Hani offered us. He was flexible to adapt to our requirements and added sites to our schedule that was not part of the tour simply to ensure we were 100% satisfied with our experience in Egypt.

I went to Egypt practically blind-folded, not knowing what to expect, especially considering the time we had decided to go (December 2020 – we were the first group that Hani met with after months of having to put his tour agency on hold considering the pandemic) yet he managed to surpass all of our expectations. I felt so incredibly lucky for us to have stumbled on Hani. I would recommend Egypt Fun Tours to anyone and everyone. It was truly, HANDS DOWN, the best cultural experience I’ve ever had. You’ll be in the best of hands.

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Nille cruise,Luxor and Aswan where amazing sites to see, specially when you have with you the best tour guide in Egypt .Hamada was absolutely fantastic, lots of information and some of them not spoken by others. This guy was not only a simple tour guide for us, he became a good friend also. Was a one in lifetime experience. Highly recommend Fun Tours. Really a great experience.

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Hamada was incredible! So knowledgeable and kind. He had information about every item, street corner, and relic we looked at. Any questions we had, he had answers! He even made sure to give us tips while walking through the crowds so that’s we would feel more comfortable when being approached by vendors. Oh and the food?! He took us to the best places! Delicious food!! We tried Egyptian fried chicken, falafel for the first time, the best shawarma in the city (we love food). We even got to meet his beautiful wife and children and try some “French” Egyptian coffee in their home! Truly made friends for life!! We’ve promised to host him and the family when they travel to America for the first time! Such an incredible experience, and Hamada (and family) made it that much more memorable and amazing!

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Excellent trip to historic sites with no one else around. We came to see Egypt while most places still had COVID19 fears. The staff at Egypt Fun Tours were professional, safe, and great to deal with. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I feel like I just got a a year of Egyptology in the last week and we had all the sites to ourselves due to COVID19. While people are shutting down and staying home you should feel safe to come explore with Egypt Fun Tours and have the place to yourself.
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Trip of a lifetime!! COVID SAFE!! Knowledgeable guide who loves to share the magic of Egypt with tourists. Friendly and accomodating. This company goes to the extreme to make clients feel welcome and help you. Family company who takes good care of their support staff. Must book the 7 night trip which gives you a great feel for all of the history in upper and lower Egypt. The guide is an expert photographer and historian. He knows so much about each site and the culture. You MUST take this guide to teach you all about Egypt!

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