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Archiginnasio di Bologna

Piazza Galvani, 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy (Santo Stefano)
051 276811
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Ranked #4 of 133 attractions in Bologna
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you have the chance to go to the archiginnasio, do so. It is a beautiful building with much history and character. We loved the room that contained the old table for teaching medical classes.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful rooms, very interesting to see how a late-medieval Italian university looked. The Anatomical Theatre is a highlight.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

An oasis of calm and cool. The sala anatomical was very interesting. The conference hall is bedecked with character. Well worth 3 euros!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

one of the places not to be missed in bologna,the whole building is full of art even the ceilings are painted so beautifully.the anatomy theatre ,the liberary are all worth seeing

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Very interesting to see the anatomical lecture hall and the crests of the professors and students. Easy access from the via Indepencia near San Maggione.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The walls are decorated with countless coats of arms from families over the centuries, and make for a really wonderful atmosphere! The architecture here is very beautiful, they have a style that I think it's impossible to be tired of.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A real insight into the 16th century intellectual life of Bologna (incredibly international!) and beautiful. Inside the Anatomy Theatre was an informative and well-written information sheet in English. The reconstruction of the Archiginnasio from the wreckage of the bombing of the war is a real credit to the city's administration.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

As soon as you step into the main courtyard of the Archiginnasio, you are taken aback by the beautifully detailed walls and ceilings and arches - it really is a treat for the eyes. - The staircases are my personal favourite - bursting with colourful patterns!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Loved discovering this gem - amazing anatomy theatre and Stabat Mater lecture hall. Worth the 3 euro.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the first University still existent in Bologna, which is universally known as "La dotta" since it was the first European town to have a University (1081 a.D.) The building counts two levels and the most complete collection of aralidic symbols all over the inner walls. It also houses a very interesting Anatomical Theater, built in 1637 by Antonio... More

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