Save up to 90% on a Hartford Courant subscription. Click here to sign up now!

Alexandria's library

Alexandria's top attraction is its futuristic modern library. Norwegian-designed and built in 2002 with a dazzling reading room accommodating 2,500 readers, it stands near where the fabled ancient library stood ( shows off all its wonders). While the library is a delight of modern architecture, the highlight of the city for me was exploring the Anfoushi old town. More on that tomorrow.Rick Steves