Specola, the Astronomical Observatory of Padua

1000 years of history and 250 of astronomy
Established as medieval tower, Specola became Astronomical Observatory in 1767, and it is one of the main structures of INAF now. In the museum section, called the 'Specola' Museum, you can visit rooms and instruments used by Paduan astronomers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Guided tours for schools, groups and single visitors are organized throughout the year.

SCHOOLS, ORGANIZED GROUPS (min 10, max 25 people):
Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., - Booking is necessary

INDIVIDUALS - booking is not necessary:
Saturdays, Sundays and Midweek holidays: 4 p.m. (October-April), 6 p.m. (May-September)

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Information and schedules
Museo La Specola - Padova
Open year-round!