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First human autopsy

Visiting the Anatomical Theatre was very interesting. To see where autopsies were first used and the human body studied at the oldest university in Europe was amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Novi, Michigan
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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting the Anatomical Theatre was very interesting. To see where autopsies were first used and the human body studied at the oldest university in Europe was amazing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is truly a place were we felt the history of a building, is great that you can seat yourself in the rooms.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very bizarre place: everything is wooden, except the table top in the middle on which the corpses were. Should be visited at night, by moonlight only...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally the highlight of my visit to Bologna! The place is so captivatingly atmospheric! The contrast between the lush wooden interior and the cold white cadaver table is as deep as the contrast between the living and the inanimate.. Beautiful, best €3 I ever spent. While there must not forget to do 2 things: 1- look up!!! 2- visit the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing and beautiful anatomy theatre built entirely of wood apart from the dissecting table itself. What sights it must have seen. I just wish they would switch off the silly electric lights and let visitors soak up is real atmosphere (as well as being able to take decent photographs). On second thoughts, I should have looked for the switch... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful up close opportunity to sit in the same lecture theatre that the very first training doctors and medicos had access to. It is situated close enough to other many sights.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took ones breath away, the theatre and external halls just amazing and good value, and well worth a visit at 3 euro each.

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st louis, mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a reconstruction of the most famous anatomical dissection theatre in Europe, where Vesalius conducted dissection sessions in the 16th century. Not to be missed.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is not an essential site to visit. nor is it overly or even moderately interesting - historically or culturally. glad i went but nothing write home about.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This remarkable room comprised virtually entirely of carvings associated with its role as an anatomical lecture theatre is truly impressive in terms of its skillful carving and historical interest. However it is relatively expensive and very little information is available to the casual visitor. Much of the building was destroyed by allied bombing in the second world war although it... More 

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