Archiginnasio Of BolognaCurrently Closed
- Address: Library dell'Archiginnasio - Piazza Galvani 1-40124 Bologna, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details
- Phone: 39051-276811
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Estate, Walking Area, Historical Site, Statue, Theatre, Architecture
Bologna was the first European town to have a university and this being the first university of bologna brings you to the intellectual side of this red city. Though heavily destroyed by bombing the Archiginnasio was restored to its present form and is now the seat of the Municipal library.
As in most of the Bolognese architecture there is a portico at the entrance which opens to the main building. The university consists of two levels – walls of which are painted with symbols of alumni- an internal courtyard covered with a canopy suspended between the statues of 2 men, on the other side is the impressive Anatomical theatre shaped like an amphitheatre made of fire wood and a coffer ceiling. The teatre houses a number of statutes out of which two represent: Hippocrates and Galen, the most prominent physicians of Greece and Rome.
A winding staircase leads you to the upper hall which was a study place for artists and jurists. Another main attraction is the Stabat Mater which was the main lecture room, this is still used for a number of gatherings.
The walk around the building will show you how ancient Bolognese regarded science and research such an important part of development. With the paintings all over the wall one can feel the presence of all the students and the zeal with which they carried on all the research. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bologna itinerary 3 days.
- Library is open for only students and researchers.
- Stabar Matar can be visited only when not used for a gathering.
- Free entry for tour guides with identification card, Journalists with badge, One person from each group at least 10 people, Elementary and middle school classes of first and second degree, Two attendants for each school group, Young people 18 years, The disabled and their carers, ICOM members presenting a valid card, Belonging to organizations and associations affiliated.
- On public holidays the places closes at 02:00 pm.
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92.59% of people who visit Bologna include Archiginnasio Of Bologna in their plan
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31.17% of people start their Archiginnasio Of Bologna visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
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Not very expensive (only 3 euros) and it had a lot of history to it. But I wouldn't say that it has a lot going on. There was an A4 info sheet available in several langauges but once you've read that and then looked at lots of pictures and articles written in Italian you're done with the place. The most impressive thing is the anatomy theatre itself (The architecture) and I'm not sure it's with the entry fee.
An amazing g place for history of medical education. You can sit in the room where Einstein held the lectures back in a day. Kids lived it too!
Amazingly decorated rooms. You can have a peek to the library where all 850000 books are kept, from the hall where Einstein once held some lectures on the theory of relativity. Also you can stay on a bench in the Teatro Anatomico and admire all the intricate wooden sculptures from the walls and ceiling.
Amazing place, a true gem for people to see and understand in the best possible way how Italy contributed to the academic society throughout the centuries. The only thing that was a little unpleasant was that not all of the exhibits had an English translation for their description.
not to be missed - Teatro Anatomico (uspstairs)