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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 - 13:45
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Do not miss this fantastic historical site

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Irvine, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Especially for the medics among you. Visit this amazing historic lecture theatre for students of anatomy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You can t miss this landmark in Bologna. Is a historical library with more then half of million books and manuscripts. The architecture of this place is amazing. Also, if you are here for an afternoon take time to visit the Anatomical Theatre. I recommend for anyone.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I highly recommend you visit the Archinnasio with a guide. A wonderful Institute. Very beautiful historical palace. I especially liked the Anatomical Theatre. Very worth while to visit and learn about the historical importance of this Institute. Unfortunately heavily bombed in WWII although restored to perfection

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My visit question to the taxi driver was, where is the University, beware the Archiginnasio di Bologna is in a different direction altogether.I have a personal and professional reason to seek out the anatomical theatre and when I did find it , it was absolutely magnificent , with Apollo in the Center of the dome ceiling , the marble dissection... More 

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