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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 276811
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All reviews anatomy theatre stabat mater oldest university lecture hall family crests western world war damage walls are covered wood carvings rich in history human anatomy interesting place to visit worth a visit public library marble slab pay euros piazza maggiore
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The building is fascinating - now a library rather than a university or law and science. A look back in history, and the development of higher education. Its frescoed walls and early dissection room are well worth a look.

Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We briefly went to the old university’s (oldest in Europe) anatomy theater (neat but a reconstruction as it was bombed in WW2) and took a peak at the library. You cannot go in the library but there is a barred door that lets you peek...More

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Bologna's treasures. the wooden lecture anatomy lecture hall is a must see stop on any tour of Bologna.

Thank Azzurro_Devon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to see the family crests and tributes to professors and graduates that cover most of the walls. The anatomy theater is very interesting and there are information sheets in multiple languages including English that help you to understand the history of the place.

Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is beautiful and it’s fun looking at the names of old students and trying to see where they came from. However you can explore the building for free. I’m not sure if it’s worth paying the entrance price just to see the theater...More

Thank Publius_Ovidius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth visiting the oldest university in the world. The structure is by beautiful and there are some very interesting items on display.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the reasons we decided to visit Bologna was to visit the library. Imagine our horror when we were told the public cannot enter. Can't really add to that.

Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This former medical school is well worth a visit. It’s a beautiful building and cost a mere 3 euros each to see around. The size of the library is breathtaking and the theatre where they carried out the pathology classes is stunning. It’s set close...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Bologna is a very interesting city, full of history, legends and details. And visit Archiginnasio is a must.

Thank Bruno B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is an amazing building, the university library and the anatomy theatre is worth a visit. Really interesting collection of books. The halls and corridors have interesting coats of arms etc.

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Nuril J
18 July 2017|
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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.