Ruins of Hadrian’s Library

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The Ruins of Hadrian’s Library are ancient ruins situated at the Acropolis of Athens in Athens, Greece. The library was built in 132 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian who the library was named after, it was built to a typical Roman architectural style with Corinthian columns and detailing. The library was heavily damaged in 267 during an invasion but it was repaired in the 5th century before later falling to ruins.

Getting there

The ruins are situated at the Acropolis of Athens. The metro stops at the bottom of the outcrop the Acropolis of Athens sits on, stopping at the ‘Acropoli’ stop on the M2 line. The 1, 5, 15, 040 and 230 buses also stop close by.

Opening Times and Admission

The Acropolis of Athens where the ruins are situated is open daily to the public, 8am-8pm although the times may vary depending on the time of the year. You cannot take bags into the Acropolis of Athens. The cost for a ticket to the Acropolis of Athens is around 20 euros.

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