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Teatro Anatomico

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Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
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Better spectator than object

The Teatro Anatomico is a special place to visit. Medical students got their education here. In the centre of the hall the dissection table is, surrounded by benches. It reminds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Teatro Anatomico is a special place to visit. Medical students got their education here. In the centre of the hall the dissection table is, surrounded by benches. It reminds of the famous picture of Rembrandt, but now without a body. It's clear that even in old times one could much better be spectator than object.

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You have to remember that it's an authentic table for anatomical dissection of the most ancient University of the word...nine hundred years ago! Gianni of Bologna

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Do not forget that whatever you visit was just built after WW2. Moreover it is just a small classroom whose photographs you can see here on the web. Thus visit it only you have extra wasting time. Do not miss the wooden statue of Gasparo Tagliacozzi who is the pioneer plastic surgeon of modern times. He is holding a "nose"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A worthwhile chance to look back into Medical training history, wow the smell must have been interesting then as well! Up close and personal with the dissecting table in such surroundings!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place is the birth place of modern medicin. A place where we can wonder how centuries ago students learned. A must see in Bologne. 3€ entrance

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This slice of history is awe inspiring. Although Bologna had been heavily bombed in the war and certain parts of the Teatro were destroyed this piece of medical history is wonderful. The theatre where physicians would have studied is really wonderful and the marble slab of the table at the centre is very theatrical! A scientist dream. It really makes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a fascinating space. The Anatomical Theatre where medical students used to go to learn about anatomy. The room is naturally lit with beautiful tall windows and the benches are so narrow that you couldn't possibly fall asleep on them so that the students didn't miss any of the dissections that took place in the centre of the room!... More 

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Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

this is a place where medical history has been written...lectures in anatomy have taken place here since centuries. Beautiful place.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

one of the most amazing things to see in bologna. the history that this class room withholds is amazing. the courtyard of the building is really nice, the light and its reflections were charming. must see while in bologna

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is where students were explained the human body. They were invited to bring whichever dead people they could find to show how anatomy works. Had to undergo major 'surgery' of its own after allied bombings during WWII. The restorations are well done. I can recommend a guide for this one, without it you don't get the whole story (or... More 

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