Antigua Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias - Paraninfo Universitario

Antigua Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias - Paraninfo Universitario
Basilio Paraiso Square, 4

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Opening hours

Monday-saturday: 11.00 - 14.00 h / 18.00 - 21.00 h

Holidays: 11.00 - 14.00 h

Sundays losed


Physical Accessibility

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  • Entrance: Accessible.

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This is one of the most successful works by the architect, Ricardo Magdalena; a building, which responds to the historicist tendency of the time, where the models of the Renaissance Aragonese Palaces are reintroduced. Following this tradition, it is made of brick, with application of polychrome tiles and stucco relief. On the stone front four seated statutes stand out, which represent important doctors and scientists, one of whom is Miguel Servet. The whole unit was surrounded by solid and attractive iron railings, also designed by Magdalena, which disappeared in 1904.

The old Faculty of Medicine and Science of Zaragoza was the first to be officially recognised in Spain. The Nobel Prize of Medicine, Santiago Ramon y Cajal, studied here, later working as a professor. This fact is remembered on the inside with a sculpture by Benlliure carried out in 1923. The Assembly Hall, due to its capacity and excellence, became almost from the start, the University Auditorium and the most solemn ceremonies take place here: the Inaugural Lessons of each academic year (since 1911), the official celebrations of the day of Saint Braulio- patron saint of the Zaragoza University- and the investing Of Doctors honoris causa.


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