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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 049 827 5111
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This is the 2nd university in Europe, and site of the first anatomical theatre in the world! For just 5 euros, you get a tour of the building with the monumental great hall, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is the 2nd university in Europe, and site of the first anatomical theatre in the world! For just 5 euros, you get a tour of the building with the monumental great hall, and a couple other rooms. Definitely check out the coats of arms on the walls from each class council for the last 600 years. The anatomical theatre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fantastic tour of the Palazzo di Bo - you won't be disappointed if you are at all interested in Science and it's history. You will be amazed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited the University of Padova on a business trip and enjoyed it immensely. The university is a wonderful mixture of old and new. There are wonderful facilities for students and visiting academics. The older sections of the University are of great historical interest. I look forward to a return visit in the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The University of Padua is the second oldest university in Italy. You need a guided tour to visit the university. Guided tours of Palazzo del Bo include the anatomical theatre and also the Galileo Galilei’s Aula Magna and the Aula di Medicina where lectures on medicine given. Recomended..

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Palazzo del Bo is the main building of the University of Padova, which is the second oldest university in Italy, built in 1922. Galileo was giving lectures there. You need to join a guided tour to visit the university. It takes 1 hour and you can see the world's oldest anatomical theater and "Aula di Medicina", where lectures on medicine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The University of Padua was Europe's second institute of higher learning, after Bologna and before Oxford. Once dedicated exclusively to the law, it later grew to include the liberal arts and earned itself a rather renegade reputation. Open to Jews and Muslims in the 17th century, it later became a hotbed of anti-Nazi resistance. Non-students may visit the campus' more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were astonished by the list of faculty and graduates of the University. Try Galileo and Copernicus for starters - and they were not even in the Medical School. The paintings of the famous medical students reflected how important Padua was in educating the future medical teachers of Europe. The anatomy theater tour placed you where you got a cadaver-eye... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

As both of us are doctors, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit the Palazzo Bo and see the world's first dissection theatre. Although there was a graduation ceremony taking place which precluded us visiting some of the other rooms, learning about the history of Padua University and seeing some of the great historical rooms was amazing. We also... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The university provides tours each day which includes the anatomy theatre in which Galeleo performed his lectures.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This guided tour was really interesting. It was awesome to touch through the ages of history through visiting this place. Was my favourite place of Padua.

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