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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 3 days ago via mobile

Visit the historical building of the Bologna University, the oldest University of the western world. Walk around the ancient corridors and rooms. Visit the "teatro anatomico": a medieval room devoted to the study of human anatomy, richly decorated with the statues of important medical scientists.

Thank Rodrigo F
Reviewed 6 days ago

The oldest university in Europe, with impressive wooden Anatomical Theatre, beautiful ceilings and walls.

Thank Indre S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place represents the rich history of Bologna and Italy in general in education and sciences. The architecture and interior decoration are breathtaking. A definite must in Bologna!

Thank Κωνσταντίνος Κ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved seeing the students' coats-of-arms on the ceiling in the Hall of the Jurists (AKA Stabat Mater Hall). And amazing to hear that the father of plastic surgery taught in the small "Teatro Anatomico". Hidden gems everywhere along with stories of famous students, including Mozart....More

Thank Christy Lee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first official building of the Alma Mater Studiorum: the loderà University in the world. You can visit (3€ each person) the anatomical theater (1632) and the main room of the university (Stabat Mater). In the medieval downtown of the city is one of the...More

Thank dario d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anatomical theatre well worth a look, the biblioteca an unbelievable magical store of books; but the highlight for me was to sit in the hall where Einstein gave a series of lectures in 1921 and imagine, just imagine, that I was one of those students...More

Thank 13Lin13
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is certainty a must see in bologna! You will visit some spectacular room, for example the diseccion room (with magnificent wooden panneling), the library, etc...

Thank Hans J
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just looks amazing. Renaissance architecture and design at its best and reeks of history. Worth going to the anatomy theare

Thank Derek_Law
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Who would have thought this sight would have been so interesting. It was definitely unlike anything else I had seen before and I am glad we decided to visit. It was amazing to see centuries of family crests adorning much of the wall & ceiling...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Don't forget to call in here on way round from teatro anatomica - really interesting room lots of antique journals, and don't forget to look through the opening to see the vastness of the library in total.

Thank izzers4
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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.