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Teatro Anatomico

Address: Piazza Galvani, 2, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: 39 051276811
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Ranked #11 of 198 things to do in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural buildings, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Theaters, Architectural buildings, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

great opportunity to look at history of medicine - classic design, the wax models in Bolgna also complemented this slice of history. keep an eye out for the grotesque.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The University of Bologna has a wonderful special history....longstanding...and one of the oldest universities...and the Teatro Anatomico is special because of its early work in the study of the human body. A tour guide is very helpful as there are many items in the room, and on the walls, that add to the great story of the study of anatomy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This building is all wooden and it is quite a sensation to stand in the room and imagine the dissections of human bodies being done here years ago.

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A fascinating small place in the world that's well worth the tiny entrance fee. Fascinating if you are at all interested in learning, medicine or universities. All the other rooms of the old university are amazing as well.

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Whilst walking, we came across the Palazzo Archiginnasio. It was’t on our list of places to visit, but we thought we’d pop in and have a look and I'm glad we did. It was the first permanent seat of the Studium or University of Bologna and was built in 1563. Its aim was to concentrate the schools of civil and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is just one room but has to be seen to be believed. The whole place is made of wood with some amazing carvings and statues. The only thing not wood is the marble slab where the autopsies took place a couple of hundred years ago.

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milton keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The building that this is in is very attractive, lots of frescoes, great staircases and the library is here. It is easy to miss the entrance though, although the square itself is easy to find, its next to the Piazza Maggiore, the cafe Zanzarini is on this square also. We paid 3 euros each to visit the theatre, and truthfully... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you're visiting bologna, make this stop. Sit in the room and imagine what was happening in there.

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