Nur al-Din Bimaristan
|Nur al-Din Hospital (Bimaristan)|
Entrance gate of the bimaristan, with the exterior of the muqarnas dome visible above
|Location||al-Hariqa quarter, Damascus, Syria|
|Patron||Sultan Nur ad-Din|
|Construction started||1154, 1244, 1975|
|Lists||Hospitals in Syria|
Nur al-Din Bimaristan (Arabic: البيمارستان النوري) is a large Muslim 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. 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. 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.
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