With time for just one more stop in Alexandria before beginning the trek back to Cairo, we chose the Library. Built over a seven year period at a cost of some $220 million, the modern library was dedicated in 2005 as a memorial to the famous ancient library of Alexandria.
Perhaps more of an architectural tour de force than a grand library, there is an admission charge and you will have to leave your packages and purses outside and pass through a metal detector. The entrance and interior are dramatic.
We last visited the library in 2010 and I sampled a couple of the volumes in this blog post.