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University of Padua

via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
39 049 827 5111
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Ranked #4 of 84 Attractions in Padua
Type: Educational Sites
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The English-language tour is informative and the anatomical theatre is really a must-see for anyone interested in the history of medicine and science.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The university is fascinating and the tour guide that we had was excellent in her knowledge of the history of the university, the famous students that attended and its architecture. The only thing that spoiled it was the terrible jobs worth security guard who took relish in moving people on and telling people off even If they were in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is where you can visit the world’s first permanent anatomical theatre but you can also see Galileo Galilei's podium! What an overwhelming opportunity this was. This is where the first woman in the world to graduate got her degree in Philosophy. Her name was Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia and she was from Venice. This was 1678.

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Top Contributor
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Inspiring to stand where Galileo, Copernicus, Petrarch and ?Dante studied! Hard to believe it has been in existence that long and now has 60,000 students. Hope they will be able to find jobs when they graduate!

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

a lovely atmosphere / nice place and streets hope to see it again with family this time. but no idea about University level.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice tour, interesting information about the scholars and beautiful interior. Well worth a visit when in Padua.

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Galileo was one of their proffesors, this is the second oldest university in the world and part of the beautiful building is still almost intact.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We decided to visit the university because of the old anatomic theatre which is still intact. But we got so much more! Beautiful rooms, inspiring stories: a really nice tour and worth the price (5 euro p/p).

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Beautiful antique buildings. Inspire. At the start of the summer lots of students graduate and have "Laurea" events in the city center.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On a guided tour of the University of Padua, on graduation day for the medical school, our tour guide, Cristina Pernechele (see Rick Stevens' on Venice/Padua) was able to obtain a private showing of this historic medical amphitheater. Impressive when viewed from below, we observed the six tiers that once held 600 hundred medical students as they stood to observe... More

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