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A Mecca for physician visitors

The headquarters of the medical school of the University of Padua, this classical building dates... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
Magnificent location for a ceremony, especially around a medical event.

Not my first time here but it continues to impress me with its history and beauty. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Philip P
Herentals, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

The headquarters of the medical school of the University of Padua, this classical building dates back to the Middle Ages and exudes history. The classical arcades protect the facade. tall staircases lead to the second floor on both sides and the central patio is surrounded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Not my first time here but it continues to impress me with its history and beauty. Excellent acoustics in the aura as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philip P
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The highlight of the visit of the University of Padova. The first anatomical amphitheater and the halls with the plaques of the students are breathtaking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dudy B
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We had the guided tour of the Palazzo where the University of Padua is held and where Galileo Galilei worked as a teacher for 18 years! The first Anatomy Theatre was also buit there. The tour is short but with that little time we felt...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank manidezed
Reviewed 26 May 2018

From the University of Padova’s website, it looked like visiting the original part of the now-scattered campus, the Palazzo Bo, would be simple. However, what started out as easy turned out to be head-scratchingly complex. The only way to visit the historic lecture halls and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Palazzo Bo is the original site for the University of Padua Medical School. Located across the street from City Hall, and within one block of the two major Piazzas in town, it is in the heart of the historic center of Padua. The Palazzo occupies...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Very nice and beautifull place to visit. You can take a tour to visit Palazzo Bo and Anatomical Theatre. However, I did not found the staff of the the tour very friendly. Also it is too bad that you can only view the Anatomical Theatre...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

Don't go to Padova without seeing the original university building. You'll be surrounded by the spirits of some history's greatest minds.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Genie B
Reviewed 8 November 2011

an interesting guided tour of the university and the oldest surviving medical lecture theatre in the world. Great contrast between the courtyard where students left their family crest carved in stone on the walls and the newer buildings in the brutal fascist style. Galileo moved...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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