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Archiginnasio di Bologna
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Berlin, Germany
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“must visit!”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

A beautiful building both outside and inside! It's exactly next to the central Piazza Maggiore so you just should not miss it!

Visited October 2012
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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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“Just off Piazza Magiore”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Happened across this fascinating building, just off Piazza Maggiore, lined with the coats of arms. When we visited, there were interesting exhibits some of which had english explanations on the history of medicine and the Italian scientist and politician Filopanti plus one about Charles Dicken's visit. The Teatro Anatomico is equally fascinating and there are photos of the destruction from the war which shows what a fantastic job they did in its restoration. Entry is free and is worth visiting by yourself rather than via a walking tour where you are rushed around before you can read a thing!

Visited September 2012
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Townsville, Australia
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“Very interesting”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This proved to be a very interesting visit. A lot of the University walls are adorned with statues, busts and coats of arms. Some of the crests a very akin to "Hogwarts". The old medical textbooks
are very interesting and the anatomy theatre, with its wooden decor is the icing on the cake. We
were also lucky enough to see a very talented young woman performing restoration work on the art work during our visit. Free entry and we were very happy wandering around left to our own devices.

Visited June 2012
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Villeurbanne, France
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“Archiginnasio”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very nice librairy in old building where the head of bologna university used to stand in the Renaissance with "anatomy theatre" very surprising, all made of wood.

Visited September 2012
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Graz
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“Nice architecture”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Archiginnasio of Bologna is one of the most important remains of university interior architecture from the past. The entrance is free and it is possible to sit on the seats that were used by students many hundred years ago. The seating is circular. Do not forget to have a look at other open rooms in the very nice building of the University of Bologna.

Visited March 2012
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