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University of Padova

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Address: via 8 Febbraio, 2, 35122 , Padua, Italy
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World famous university

Everything is known about this palace and university with many , many students.Crowed of young and merry young people. I did not visit inside of university. I want to draw... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is known about this palace and university with many , many students.Crowed of young and merry young people. I did not visit inside of university. I want to draw attention to Prato della Valle, great park with fountains, we could not reach to its center because of flea market, witch surround park. Sadly. Italy, the world fashion center, full... More 

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place, dripping in history - this is one of the world's the oldest universities. The highlights are the structure from which Galileo taught, and the dissecting theatre, of which you get a cadaver's eye view. Recommended.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

A must if you are interested in the history of science ... very exciting to see Galileo's lectern. The first anatomical theatre is amazing ... and the skulls of professors who donated their bodies to science is, tosay the least, very curious.

Thank Marisol P
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

You cannot visit Padua without a tour of the University. Steeped in tradition and many firsts for modern science such as the first pathologist! Also, the first woman to ever graduate with a PhD in the 17th century! Do the tour but some rooms are still used for students, so beware you may not see everything. The anatomy theatre, the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Professional staff. Fascinating history which started in 1222. Make sure to visit the autopsy amphitheater.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

they say its the oldest university in history so its is a must see you need a local guide to give you all the info you need

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Salzburg, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Amazing to think that they still hold lectures in the same room as Galileo. Need to investigate were it is, inside the university.

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Be prepared to be shocked to learn that this is where the ancients studied (Galileo for one) and to know that this is the second oldest University in the world (Bologna Italy is first).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Beautiful building to visit, it's not open often but you should check the times of the tour that takes you around the main rooms including teatro anatomico. Good to remember, that numerous notable people studied here: Galileo, Kopernikus, Zamoyski, Kochanowski and Messner, one of the greatest mountaineers in history.

Thank KarolaRS
Chautauqua County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We were so looking forward to a great tour and they do a slipshod job and don't show much. There must be a better tour.

Thank Sam L

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