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Piazza Galvani 2, 40124 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 276811
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Starting at 0400 hrs each day, an insight into how the field of anatomy & physiology become more informed over hundreds of years. Well worth the time for a visit. Demolished in the 2nd world war however rebuilt given its historical importance.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Only 3 Euros entrance and a short visit but definitely worth it. The room itself is fascinating bit it’s the artwork and coats of arms on the walls all around that surprised us.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the top sights in Bologna and easy to see why. Beautiful building and courtyard/staircases are free to view before you get to Teatro Anatomico. At 3 euros, it's a bargain. Historical significance is fascinating. teatro itself is small and easy to take in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of the Bologna Walking Tour (totally reccomend) which leaves from the Welcome Bologna Office. The building itself is awesome and very old. Part of it was bombed in WWII and has been painstaking repaired in such a way that one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful example of a 1600s Anatomical Teaching Theatre in the old university buildings in central Bologna. Bologna was/is a great centre of learning - it was the first university in the western world (the Arabs had earlier universities).

Thank GJH1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet museum with a great history. Amazing to think what has happened within the four walls of the theatre. Would have liked to have seen more of the archives.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This room is really imposing. It has many of the old text books of the early university. There is a long view from the theatre of the rows and rows of books shelves. This room is cordoned off.

Thank late_starters40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For €3 you get to visit the quadrangle of the oldest university in the world - quite something on its own. Couple that with an ancient lecture theatre with some oddly disturbing anatomically correct carvings, a separate lecture hall and a glimpse of the galleries...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hall, enchanting carvings and sculpures. Must go for everyone interested in history of the city.

Thank Ekaterina G
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A very old surgical theatre once used to educate medicine students. Contains interesting sculptures.

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Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio Piazza Galvani, 1, 40124 Bologna BO 051 276811 The signage is terrible, it is inside the Biblioteca comunale dell'Archiginnasio on the second floor. Use google map.