Nur al-Din Bimaristan

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The central courtyard

Nur al-Din Bimaristan (Arabic: البيمارستان النوري‎) is a large medieval bimaristan ("hospital") in Damascus, Syria. It is located in the al-Hariqa quarter in the old walled city, to the southwest of the Umayyad Mosque.[1] 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.[2] It was restored in 1975 and now houses the Museum of Medicine and Science in the Arab World.


  1. ^ "Al- Hakawati".
  2. ^ Allen, Terry. Classical Revival. p. 57ff.

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Coordinates: 33°30′37″N 36°18′13″E / 33.51028°N 36.30361°E / 33.51028; 36.30361