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Giardini Margherita

Viale Giovanni Gozzadini, 40136 Bologna BO, Italy

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About Giardini Margherita

The Margherita Gardens are the main public park in Bologna as well as the largest covering 26 hectares. Inaugurated in 1879 as Passeggio Regina Margherita, the park still maintains most of its original layout inspired by the English Romantic parks. The gardens were built on the plan of Count of Sambuy, in an area bought by Count Angelo Tattini in 1874 and then sold to the council.


Attractions near Giardini Margherita

Basilica of San Domenico0.86km from Giardini Margherita

The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the richest churches in Bologna in art history and was erected by the Dominican Friars as a place to store the remains of San Domenico di Guzman, founder of the order and who arrived in Bologna around 1200. Inside there are priceless works of art by authors such as Guercino, Filippino Lippi, and Ludovico Carracci. The church's small museum houses many important works of art and a wide collection of precious reliquaries, chalices, and monstrances.

Piazza Santo Stefano0.88km from Giardini Margherita

Piazza Santo Stefano is one of the most characteristic sights of Bologna. Actually it is more than a square, a widening that originates from via Santo Stefano and leads to the Two Towers. The monumental complex dominating the square is the Basilica of Santo Stefano, commonly known as “seven churches“. It is articulated on seven sacred buildings constructed and reworked in different eras, mainly by the work of the patron saint of Bologna, San Petronio.

Basilica Santo Stefano0.9km from Giardini Margherita

Santo Stefano is the most unique complex in Bologna, as it is a true city sanctuary and the cradle of our ancestor’s faith.  This extraordinary religious site consists of four medieval churches, originally there were seven churches, and therefore it is known by the name of Sette Chiese. Besides churches, this peaceful complex contains of cloisters, tombs, and courtyards, a great place to browse religious art and artifacts too.

Piazza Cavour1km from Giardini Margherita

Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, commonly known as Piazza Cavour is a square in the historic center of Naples, located between the Stella and San Lorenzo districts.  The square, in which via Foria and via Costantinopoli open between the various streets and a short distance from the National Archaeological Museum, is made up for the most part of gardens that occupy the entire central part in length, incorporating the two underground stations located at the lateral limits square and the Trito

Archiginnasio of Bologna1.13km from Giardini Margherita

The Archiginnasio of Bologna is one of the most significant buildings in the city of Bologna: located in the heart of the historic center, it was the seat of the ancient University and is now the seat of the Archiginnasio Municipal Library.  The building ceased its university function in 1803. Since 1838 it is the seat of the Municipal Library of Archiginnasio, the largest in Emilia-Romagna.

Teatro Anatomico1.13km from Giardini Margherita

The anatomical theater of the Archiginnasio is a room historically used for anatomy lessons and demonstrations held at the medical faculty of Bologna, which was once located in the Archiginnasio building, the first unified seat of the University of Bologna.  The theater was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, by an air raid on 29 January 1944. After the war the theater was rebuilt with exemplary philological rigor.

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