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“Historical”

University of Padova
Ranked #6 of 369 things to do in Padua
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PADOVA, italy
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Historical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Galileo went to the University of Padua. The first woman to graduate from University was at Padua and it was the first University in Europe. They did the first autopsies at this university - and taught them to students. Get the tour in the city centre if you have a change. (Street name: Via Roma).

After, have a spritz for 2.50 at FLY (just down the road). Ask for directions.

Visited October 2011
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Berlin, Germany
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

I attended a conference for several days, including two days at the aula magna. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the tradition of the university was so visible and authentic.

Visited September 2011
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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“Great tour, very interesting history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

We both found this quite interesting. The theater of anatomy is an unforgettable site. Tour only 5 euros, well worth it.

Visited November 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Take time for a tour of the Anatomical Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

The second oldest university in Italy, Padua's list of former teachers & students is impressive. You can no longer go up into the anatomical theater, but you can enter and view from cadaver's point of view.

Visited October 2011
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East Yorkshire
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“Palazzo Bo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2011

an interesting guided tour of the university and the oldest surviving medical lecture theatre in the world. Great contrast between the courtyard where students left their family crest carved in stone on the walls and the newer buildings in the brutal fascist style. Galileo moved here to lecture (around 1592) because he was promised freedom from the church's interference and restrictions on scientific thought - not then permitted at other universities.

Visited November 2011
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