Nur al-Din Bimaristan

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Nur al-Din Hospital (Bimaristan)
Bimaristan of nur al-din, damascus, syria, easter 2004 (1524490934).jpg
Entrance gate of the bimaristan, with the exterior of the muqarnas dome visible above
Locational-Hariqa quarter, Damascus, Syria
Coordinates33°30′37″N 36°18′13″E / 33.51028°N 36.30361°E / 33.51028; 36.30361Coordinates: 33°30′37″N 36°18′13″E / 33.51028°N 36.30361°E / 33.51028; 36.30361
Religious affiliationMuslim
PatronSultan Nur ad-Din
Construction started1154, 1244, 1975
ListsHospitals in Syria

Nur al-Din Bimaristan (Arabic: البيمارستان النوري) is a large Muslim medieval bimaristan ("hospital") in Damascus, Syria.[1] It is located in the al-Hariqa quarter in the old walled city, to the southwest of the Umayyad Mosque.[2] It was built and named after the Zengid Sultan Nur ad-Din in 1154, and later on an extension was added to the main building in 1242 by a physician Badr al-Din.[3] It was restored in 1975 and now houses the Museum of Medicine and Science in the Arab World.

Constructed in two phases the first construction phase was commissioned by Nur al-Din in 1154 CE and the second phase was about 90 years later and was commissioned by a physician, Badr al-Din, circa 1242 CE. It was renovated in 1975 and a small museum was established here.[1]

See also[edit]

Nur al-Din Madrasa


  1. ^ a b "Nur al-Din Bimaristan". Madain Project. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Al- Hakawati".
  3. ^ Allen, Terry. Classical Revival. p. 57ff.

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