Hadrian’s Library

sights / Historic

Hadrian’s Library information

Location
Athens , Greece
Address
Areos 3
Monastiraki
Telephone
+30 210 324 9350
Getting there
Metro: Monastiraki
Prices
adult/child €2/free, with Acropolis pass free
Opening hours
8am-3pm, reduced hours in low season
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To the north of the Roman Agora is this vast 2nd-century-AD library, the largest structure erected by Hadrian. It included a cloistered courtyard bordered by 100 columns, and a pool in the centre. As well as books, the building housed music and lecture rooms and a theatre.