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Piazza Galvani 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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This room is really imposing. It has many of the old text books of the early university. There is a long view from the theatre of the rows and rows of books shelves. This room is cordoned off.

Thank late_starters40
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For €3 you get to visit the quadrangle of the oldest university in the world - quite something on its own. Couple that with an ancient lecture theatre with some oddly disturbing anatomically correct carvings, a separate lecture hall and a glimpse of the galleries...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hall, enchanting carvings and sculpures. Must go for everyone interested in history of the city.

Thank Ekaterina G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very old surgical theatre once used to educate medicine students. Contains interesting sculptures.

Thank Malekei L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the easiest place to find but absolutely worth a visit. We had heard about the theatre & finally found it. Although a lot has been replaced after it was damaged in the war, this is still an incredible piece of history & the carvings...More

Thank AliMacnair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest at all in science or medicine how can you resist being in such a historic place? Just imagining what it must have been like back then we so cool. Admission is cheap so definitely stop by!

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If walls could speak, you may not want to listen! Remarkable reconstruction (original elements incorporated) after War damage of the Anatomical dissection Room.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For a disabled traveller, entry is not straight forward, but possible. The disabled entrance is at the side in Via de Foscherari. The staff are very helpful. The theatre itself is fascinating, and should be coupled with a trip to the Palazzo Poggi Museum to...More

Thank Tmea
Reviewed August 14, 2018

we happened to look through a doorway and saw such beautiful paintings that we went in. The building is beautiful and well worth a visit.

Thank adrian_wylie380
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I went here a week ago (I had been in the building in Feb. 2014 but for whatever reason did not actually go into this room). A key thing to realize is due to an Allied bombing in WWII, this room and much of the...More

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Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio Piazza Galvani, 1, 40124 Bologna BO 051 276811 The signage is terrible, it is inside the Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio on the second floor. Use google map.