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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
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This building and the anatomical room is a must see. However, we paid to enter as we saw it wasn't included in the Bologna Welcome Card. The following day we bought the Card and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Malcolm W
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This building and the anatomical room is a must see. However, we paid to enter as we saw it wasn't included in the Bologna Welcome Card. The following day we bought the Card and this was included The lesson, get your Welcome Card and go on the included walk/tour.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it, definitely recommend to see whether you are student of anatomy or not. Cost is 3 euros and they have laminated sheets with information in many languages.

Thank Kathryn G
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be hones, I went there because my husband was rather keen on it, but my....I have not regretted it a minute. The place itself is full of history and significance for the progress of modern medicine. Also, the room is richly decorated with wood inlays and sculptures of famous physicians. Th Palazzo Achiginnasio in itself, the place where the... More 

Thank Maria D
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad we had a chance to visit the Teatro Anatomico. It may not be as "impressive" as many other sites in the area, but the history is fascinating and it's wonderful standing in a place with such a history. i do recommend a visit if you're in the area.

Thank MZS7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Teatro Anatomico is inside the Archiginnasio Palace. It was built in 1637 so that medical students could learn by observing dissections of human corpses. There are statues of Hippocrates and Galen. The courtyard area is also of note; it is decorated, amongst other things, with lots of small painted coats of arms. Our guide told us that each one represents... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited here with the Bologna Welcome walking tour and were able to hear a lot about the history through our guide. The anatomical theatre itself is certainly unusual with it's wooden layout but equally absorbing.

Thank Lizzie S
Lamia, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

with 3 euros [ ticket price ] you can buy a cannoli....Just a room made of wood...nothing special..sorry

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Elsenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Well worth a look, but don't expect to see much. Not as interesting as the blurb makes out. It has been very well restored however.

Thank cheryl c
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Teatro Anatomico is in the Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio. Visiting it means to enter a beautiful place, larger and more imposing than it would be expected, where one is transported to the scene where students of medicine used to see the practical works that prepared them to the conscious exercise of their profession.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The wood carvings that were recreated after this area was bombed in WWII are stunning, and the history of the suite and the university in general are interesting and worth visiting.

Thank Lizz H

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