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Interesting small museum

This museum consists of 2 of the old teaching rooms from the original university and a very attractive courtyard. The walls are covered in many interesting frescos and the anatomy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Richard S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum consists of 2 of the old teaching rooms from the original university and a very attractive courtyard. The walls are covered in many interesting frescos and the anatomy theatre is an interesting look into the past. At €3 to get in its one of the cheaper museums in the centre of Bologna.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a medical personal, I found it super impressive to see the historical hall in the oldest medical school.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Archiginnasio di Bologna houses the Teatro Anatomica where the earliest lectures in autopsy were presented, a fabulous wood panelled room with a stark white marble slab in the centre and the canopy of the lecturer's chair held up by wooden nudes showing (medically) defined musculature etc. A must see and exceptional value for euro3

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located just few steps from Piazza Maggiore. If you have any interest in education or science this place worth visiting, preferably with the guide.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet and interesting. A remarkable historical building. Very good value as part of the E3 ticket

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Hampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to sit in this wood panelled lecture theatre without thinking of the generations of medical students who sat through long, hot dissection sessions here over the centuries. It is quite fascinating and beautifiully restored (if I am correct I believe it suffered bomb damage during WW2). Well worth a visit.

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Thank Diptych
Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Is just one room but you can get a feeling how the teachers and students get fmiliar with the medical things, surgery etc. impressive decoration on the walls - is a must see in Bologna

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice work of architecture, very well kept. One gets an idea of how ancient teachers taught medical students about anatomy. Worth the visit.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally unique sight to visit. Must have been some very interesting lessons in this room hundreds of years ago!!

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This University was the cradle of modern medicine. The busts on the corridors celebrate famous names which are still attached to organs and diseases! The anatomy theatre is atmospheric but has been fully restored as it was destroyed by bombing in WW2. The library is also interesting but there is not enough information available on site. Well worth the visit.

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