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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Great place to visit. The walks, the ceilings, the books just everything is beautiful. To have studied here must have been an amazing experience. Absolutely loved it

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. The walks, the ceilings, the books just everything is beautiful. To have studied here must have been an amazing experience. Absolutely loved it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whole building is covered with medieval emblems and signs. Very interesting actually. Biblioteca is closed for sightseeing. Juridical hall and anatomy room is open. Price is 3e each.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is worth visiting for the splendour of the place. At the heart, is an amazing library. Now apparently used as a room for lectures and meetings. The walls are covered with book shelves, with an interesting cataloguing system. No Dewey Decimal system here.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After admiring the statue of Galvan in the eponymous square, we entered the archiginnasio. The porticoes surrounding its courtyard were covered with frescoes of saints, jurists and artists. Although most were in need of restoration, the covers on the remaining bits were lovely. As we ascended the stairway to the anatomical theater, arrays of family crests emblazoned the walls, reminding... More 

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Essex UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Worth a visit. Beautiful place to spend an hour or two wandering around. Photo-friendly and loads of history.

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Izmir, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We all use to see monuments on behalf of history,but if they take you in a real scene,and seated to the rows than some great scientests and painters did,is sth gorgeous

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

It's probably not in every tourist guide or not among the famous sides, but this places is so beautiful and absolutely worth visiting is. If you have the change, take the time to visit the building, including the beautiful, old library. And if you want, there is a exhibition/a special room which you can visit when bought a ticket.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The most impressive museum in Bologna for me. Teatro Anatomica and Stabat Mater Hall. Buy the small and only guide in English for 2 euros (31 pages). They also give you a double A4 page to read for the place but you have to give it back when you finish. You don't need too much time for the visit. Best... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful buildings. It was worth it just to walk around and see the architecture. Inside is just as pretty and full of cool artifacts.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The place is one of the must see during visit in Bologna. Enter is totally free of charge. Really worth to visit.

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