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A tour of the National Library is a rare glimpse into realms of the past, some of them fading, and realms of the present as they take shape. The National Library houses unique collections of ancient maps and rare books, an abundance of original...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Edmond Safra campus | Givat Ram, Jerusalem POB 39105 Jerusalem 91390, Israel
We took the self-guided tour as suggested on the website and were amazed at the history, the wonderful exhibition, the building and its history and just absorbing that unique library atmosphere (and the peace and quiet!)
Built on the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University serving also as the title saysHolds more than 5 million books,uDream for any book lover,Very strong in Judaica,Includes many rare books and collectiones including the archives of Albert Einstein,KAFKA,Max Brot,many writers and musicians
If you are interested in the treasures of the culture of the Jewish people - this is the place for you! It is well worth finding out when the free tours take place since this is the way to find the amazing maps, documents, photographs,...More
A beautiful building with one of the largest stained glass windows in the world. Taking the guided tour was a good idea - it help us visiting in some places that we wouldn't have known to get to be our self. The library has a...More
It has one of the largest stained glass windows I've seen with an English and Hebrew explanation. The library is free to use but you must check your bag. The collection of books and magazines is unmatched for its focus on Israel.
Housing all Hebrew literature this is an impressive collection.
Throughout the building there are a number of exhibits of the walls with interesting descriptions to add extra ambience.
The cafe is also a good place for lunch.