Nur al-Din Bimaristan

Nur al-Din Bimaristan

Nur al-Din Bimaristan is a large medieval hospital located in Damascus, Syria. It was built and named after the Zengid Sultan Nur ad-Din in 1154 AD. The bimaristan is well known for its unusual portal, which displays an antique lintel and a curious flattened muqarnas vault. It was restored in 1975 AD and now houses the Museum of Medicine and Science in the Arab World. Nur al-Din Bimaristan was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of Ancient City of Damascus.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Damascus Governorate

Category: Mosques and Islamic Buildings

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient City of Damascus

Date of Inscription: 1979

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