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Archiginnasio di Bologna

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Address: Piazza Galvani 1, 40124 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 276811
09:00 - 18:45
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You can t miss this landmark in Bologna. Is a historical library with more then half of million books and manuscripts. The architecture of this place is amazing. Also, if you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can t miss this landmark in Bologna. Is a historical library with more then half of million books and manuscripts. The architecture of this place is amazing. Also, if you are here for an afternoon take time to visit the Anatomical Theatre. I recommend for anyone.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend you visit the Archinnasio with a guide. A wonderful Institute. Very beautiful historical palace. I especially liked the Anatomical Theatre. Very worth while to visit and learn about the historical importance of this Institute. Unfortunately heavily bombed in WWII although restored to perfection

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit question to the taxi driver was, where is the University, beware the Archiginnasio di Bologna is in a different direction altogether.I have a personal and professional reason to seek out the anatomical theatre and when I did find it , it was absolutely magnificent , with Apollo in the Center of the dome ceiling , the marble dissection... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got here by accident, but you should totally visit it if you're in Bologna. It is a great library with a large number of books, and also you can see the dissection room (which i only read about in books - so it was an interesting sight) Must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe everyone should experience at least the feeling to see 800.000 books at once.Plus the place where doctors were first thought.Priceless

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know why noone tells about beauty of this city when you speak about Italy - this part of the city Bologna is as nice and perfect as many parts of Rome- go there if you have chance and you will be happy for that !!!

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A beautiful old gallaried courtyard with fantastic decorated ceilings. The decoration of the stairs up to the galleries is even more wonderful.

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Waco Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The big attraction is the dissecting theatre, which had restoration post WWII. I really enjoyed touring all the other rooms, including the law school, which had thousands of medieval crests everywhere and vivid frescos.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The University of Bologna is the oldest in the world. Built in 1563, We visited to see the Anatomy Theatre It was built in 1637. Anatomy was being taught by the dissection of corpses Students of Medicine would be seated on the wooden raised benches, watching the dissections performed on the slab below them The Theatre has had to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I wandered in during a service to see the interior and enjoy the worship. Beautiful artwork - I wish I knew more about art.

Thank momma_christa

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