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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 276811
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All reviews stabat mater anatomy theatre oldest university family crests lecture hall war damage western world walls are covered wood carvings rich in history human anatomy interesting place to visit worth a visit public library marble slab pay euros piazza maggiore
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is worth visiting the oldest university in the world. The structure is by beautiful and there are some very interesting items on display.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the reasons we decided to visit Bologna was to visit the library. Imagine our horror when we were told the public cannot enter. Can't really add to that.

Thank J-J2030
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This former medical school is well worth a visit. It’s a beautiful building and cost a mere 3 euros each to see around. The size of the library is breathtaking and the theatre where they carried out the pathology classes is stunning. It’s set close...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bologna is a very interesting city, full of history, legends and details. And visit Archiginnasio is a must.

Thank Bruno B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing building, the university library and the anatomy theatre is worth a visit. Really interesting collection of books. The halls and corridors have interesting coats of arms etc.

Thank late_starters40
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This place used to be the ancient Bologna's Medical School. The most interesting part is the anatomy room, decorated with wood sculptures of some of the mos important physicians until that time (Hypocrates, Galeno).

Thank Silvia S
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The wood carvings and history of this place will astound you but it’s the real sense of community among the students with their families coat of arms decorated everywhere that leaves with you. Just have a seat and imagine the place full of students -...More

Thank David B
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a sensory overload. Of the many buildings of this age we have visited none has as many coats of arms, plaques and other memorial as the Archiginnasio has. The great shame is that so much of it is a reconstruction following war damage...More

Thank Saggy B
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The University of Bologna dates back to 1088AD. This building (not quite as old) has a long history and is incredibly ornate and well decorated. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in the heart of Bologna.

Thank Malekei L
Reviewed August 17, 2018

A quick place to visit, but very beautiful and impressive. Even my often cynical teenage daughters were impressed!

Thank Kirsty S
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Nuril J
July 17, 2017|
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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
yes, and you get unlimited wifi connection and can listen to music all you want. in the main city square (piazza maggiore) there's the entrance to SALABORSA, one of the public libraries of bologna. you can find all the space... More
July 25, 2015|
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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
of course they are.