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Archiginnasio di Bologna

Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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“stabat mater” (29 reviews)
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Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Santo Stefano
+39 051 276811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Teatro Anatomica and Sala Mater rooms are unbelievable. For 3€ I got to see them both and gaze upon the extensive collection of Scientific manuscripts and journals that are centuries old. The paintings, frescoes and building itself are incredible. From top to bottom it...More

Thank valerier746
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great piece of history and well worth visiting the theatre which is what it is most famous for. We went on a guided tour, but would have liked more time to look around.

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The University is inspirational. Incredible history and beautiful preservation. The docents were helpful and kind since I do not speak Italian. To think of the history is amazing.

Thank Montecito2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so full of history I felt almost overwhelmed! I am Italian and to think my country own culture has been shaped by people trained in this very place is amazing! The interiors are so full of details it's almost impressive. The entrance...More

Thank Freddyemme
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Down the road at the side of the Basilica di San Petronio brings you into the Piazza Galvani and on the left hand side, the building that houses Europe's oldest university. Before the Palazzo was built, the various schools were scattered around the city but...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Anatomic Theatre and the Stabat Matter Hall worth the visit. The attention on the details is fantastic. You can taste how living in the XV century was.

Thank ralu_seby
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The frescoes in the corridors, the "see through" library and especially the anatomy room are very original so perhaps the highlight of Bologna

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

One of the oldest universities in the world, boasting a gorgeous library and anatomy theatre that is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Spend an hour or two roaming the campus and soaking up the history.

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I’d read the the University of Bologna was the oldest continually operating university in the World and was a crucible for medical discovery so, as two physicians, my wife and I made sure to visit the Anatomy theatre, where some of the earliest cadaver dissection...More

Thank Robben16
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went there today. There was a sign saying no sightseers are allowed in the library and a stern woman making sure that was enforced. Other recent reviews on TripAdvisor say people saw the library (not just the anatomical theatre). Something of a wasted visit.

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Nuril J
17 July 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
25 July 2015|
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Response from discus_comm | Reviewed this property |
of course they are.