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Archiginnasio di Bologna

Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 276811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Archiginnasio di Bologna once housed one of the oldest universities in the western world. Though the university has since moved to a new location, the facility still houses an immense library and one of the most beautiful anatomical theaters in the world. For a small...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a room there, where lessons on Anatomy where held. All people, not only students, could attend them. Everything in the room is made of wood, except the table that was used for practical lessons. You can also visit their a big library with...More

Thank anika1589
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Archinnasio is a historical library, full of atmosphere and highly interesting from a cultural viewpoint. The anatomical theatre is a must see.

Thank Enryok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be the headquarters of the Bologna university, where many different specialties were teached. The walls are covered with the coats of arms of the families and professors that studied and teached in the university. It also includes the anatomic theater (3€ fee entrance)...More

Thank Ndidouya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is beautiful outside but what is truly outstanding are the frescoes on the walls of what looks like the entire building. There are apparently over 6,000 coats of arms of the home city or country of students who were elected councillors. It gives...More

Thank AJJS1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old building, used today as well, there is a huge library inside, no fees. Easy to find and access takes no time.

Thank szi2013
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This really is a spectacular building and easy to imagine the many people who have taught and studied there over the centuries. Very glad to have found this place.

Thank eramdenee
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is the original seat of the University of Bologna, built in 1562-63. The courtyard has assorted coats of arms, mostly well-worn. The porticos surrounding the courtyard have impressive vaulted ceilings, and various other coats of arms are on display. Upstairs, there are further memorials...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a hidden gem - well, hidden for me - as I had been to Bologna countless times without finding this attraction, which is parallel to the main square/Basilica. The entrance to the town library and the "teatro anatomico" is magnificently decorated, especially with...More

Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 27 July 2017

It is in the centre of Bologna, and if you have a bit of spare time you have to see this courtyard full of emblems and paintings (you can go in the aisle of the first floor too, and then if you want you can...More

Thank TheNike
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Nuril J
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yes, and you get unlimited wifi connection and can listen to music all you want. in the main city square (piazza maggiore) there's the entrance to SALABORSA, one of the public libraries of bologna. you can find all the space... More
25 July 2015|
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of course they are.