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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Neighbourhood: Santo Stefano
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Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 276811
09:00 - 18:45
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Must see during visit in Bologna

The place is one of the must see during visit in Bologna. Enter is totally free of charge. Really worth to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The place is one of the must see during visit in Bologna. Enter is totally free of charge. Really worth to visit.

Thank Marcin A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you're thinking of lawyers being taught 500 years ago, or the first performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater, this place takes you back in time: yet it's a working library. The Anatomy Theatre also evokes some of the earliest medical teaching. Well worth a visit.

Thank TomJohnston52
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautifully decorated palace was for many years home to the venerable University of Bologna. It has many frescos that reflect this heritage. Go upstairs to the see the anatomical theatre - it is a wonder of wood carving - in particular the podium supported by two wooden figures of flayed men. You can then continue on to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entering this place, you transported immediatelyalmost 1000 years back.The hall anatomy is a masterpiece!

Thank Pagoni
Irvine, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing treat -- the first Western building where the different colleges of Bologna were gathered, together with the a visit of the anatomical theater ... fantastic, together with a well run history of the bombardments over Bologna and of the museum.

Thank WorldExplorer50
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

An unusual place worth visiting. You will see something in an amphitheater that certainly do not expect to see and very special: a dissection table for the old students.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our guide recommended we visit this place, only 3 euros. You don't know it from the name but the Teatro Anotomico and historical library as well as family crests on all the walls. The directions inside a bit confusing, but just keep going. The theatre is all made of wood and beautiful. The family crests on the walls - have... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went there mostly for the Teatro Anamotimco ( which is a must see in itself), but we were charmed by the entire building in itself. Richly decorated, full of history, and with an amazing lecture room (from where you can have a look, or better said, a peek at the most impressive library). Splendid place.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Having always wanting to visit the Anatomical Theatre, my husband and I easily found the amazing building. There were steps at the entrance and, as my husband uses a wheelchair, we needed the entrance for disabled visitors. There was a sign indicating we would find this along the street. However, there were no further signs and we spent about half... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Another great place to take your camera out! One of just many places to take architecture photograph's. I loved Bologna for its culture and brilliant sites.

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