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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews anatomy theatre stabat mater oldest university family crests lecture hall western world war damage walls are covered wood carvings rich in history human anatomy interesting place to visit worth a visit public library pay euros marble slab piazza maggiore
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Magnificent building, once accommodating the oldest university in Europe. All walls and the ceiling are covered in coats of arms and writings, narrating the building's story. The hall once used for anatomy lectures (Anatomical theatre) with its wooden carvings, really worths the stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating decorated walls and stairways. Fantastic wood carving. Amazing that it once hosted students.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dirk D
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatherineHPat
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Azzurro_Devon
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 24 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Publius_Ovidius
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
of course they are.