The Anatomical Theater of Barcelona (1764) is located in the headquarters of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia.

The existence of these anatomical theaters has been known since the early European universities, when Western medicine became a science.

At that time, it was not easy to obtain corpses for study, so the rooms were arranged so that the maximum number of students could learn from the surgeon in charge of the dissection.

In the center of the room, there is a marble table where the corpse was placed and dissected The students were positioned around the master in charge of the explanation.

More than a hundred students could learn the anatomy lesson in question during the same session.

Designed by Ventura Rodríguez, the building is a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture. The room is crowned with a dome, which features the names of some of the most distinguished doctors, including Ramón y Cajal and Pere Virgili.

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