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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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Reviewed today 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

Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Bruno B
Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Kirsty S
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Archiginnasio di Bologna is a place worth visit because of his historical value and the beautiful interior and architecture. It had a library which you could not visit but still you could catch a glimpse of. Also the wall were so beautifully decorated with...More

Thank Γεωργία Γ
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting building that has an anatomical theatre open to the public complete with the original dissection table. You can also view the main library room

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Nuril J
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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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of course they are.