Hadrian’s Library

sights / Historic

Hadrian’s Library information

Athens , Greece
Street Areos
Extras Monastiraki
+30 210 324 9350
Getting there
metro Monastiraki
adult/child €2/free, free with Acropolis pass
Opening hours
8am-3pm, reduced hr in low season
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Lonely Planet review

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 there was a pool in the centre. As well as books, the building housed music and lecture rooms and a theatre. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.