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The Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is a hall once used for anatomy lectures and displays held at the medical school in Bologna, that used to be located in the Palace of the Archiginnasio, the first unified seat of the University of Bologna. A first anatomical theatre was constructed in 1595, in a different location, but it was replaced by a bigger one built between 1636 and 1638 in the current location, following the design of the architect Antonio Levanti. The ceiling and the wall decoration were completed from 1647 to 1649 but only the lacunar ceiling dates from this period, with the figure of Apollo, the god of Medicine, in the middle, surrounded by symbolic images of constellations carved in wood.
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Fascinating space with information sheets to help understand both history and function. €3 ticket gives you access to the stabat mater hall and theatre. The building housing both spaces is stunning and a visit us highly recommended.
Part of the first university in the world. In this room the training of medieval doctors was carried out. The hall is also very interesting because of its rich wood carving.
Amazing place with big history!! Worth visiting, no doubts!!!
An interesting spot for medical students. It was built in 1636 for lecture purposes and everything is made of wood. (Just think of all the microorganisms....) If you don't have any interest in medical or anatomical history, there is no need to spend 3 euros for this room since the rest of the building is free.
Inside the Archiginnasio, you can visit this place with only 3 euros I think. It's worth a visit, because it gives an idea of hot the first anatomy classes should have been in one of the most ancient University in the world.
3€ to visit the anatomy hall and the library. The anatomy hall is a somewhat dark room covered with wood and terraced seating centered on the anatomy table. It's an interesting space to visit, but you won't do much more than read the description and take a seat for a few minutes. The library feels more like a lecture hall, but it has a number of old books in cages lining the walls on a variety of subjects.
The building was so cool and you can imagine how it works, the staff was friendly and nice to share details for me, and there is also have the information in multiplied languages!! Nice and worth a visit!!