Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum

Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum

Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,209 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
It will be a loss if someone visits Edirne and doesn't go to this health museum. For me it is mandatory and the only one in universe. The museum is amazing, it has many rooms exhibiting the medical practices in the Ottoman period. The medical students, the classroom, the library, "laboratory", kitchen, laundry room, and big room where people played relaxing theraupeutical music, similar like hospital plus mayo clinic.

It is interesting because I found the snake as part of the story in this health museum. I wonder if there is somehow connection with Asclepion ancient healing center in Pergamon / Bergama, just 600 km away from Edirne 🤔.
Written July 20, 2021
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Suat A
Ankara, Türkiye1,284 contributions
Oct 2020
A must visit in Turkey. One of many hospitals of Ottoman Empire from 15th century. It is all animated. You can see how life was in those days, how the patients were treated including psychiatry.
This is the hospital. On one side you will find the medical university from the 15th century and on the other side you will find the almshouse. All with one ticket, all animated and all next to each other.
Additionally, the mosque again from 15th century is also there. As long as you are dressed accordingly, everybody is accepted inside. If there is prayer, you can still go in. Just sit at the back and watch silently. If you want, you can copy them.
Written October 11, 2020
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aguvenis
Istanbul, Türkiye234 contributions
Apr 2011
Health Museum is part of a complex built as a hospital in 1488 by Sultan II Beyazid, son of Fatih Sultan Mehmet . The unit has served continuously for 400 years all medical diciplines and performing operations , later as mental hospital until Russian occupation in 1888. The adjoining medrese served as Medical School educating medical students .

The nicely renovated health museum has two sections, an open one where rooms for doctors, guards, examination, detention , medicine and kitchens for cooking and medicen making are lined along with a well groomed garden . The second one is covered where there are four rooms and two eyvans one of which is occupied by musicians and a pool in the middle was for theraphy. All the rooms in the covered section are decorated with period furniture , health tools and wax figures to impersonate the patients and doctors, musicians, pharmacist to display the healing process in the mental health institution. The most interesting part is the sound of music played by live musicians then and running water from the pool in the middle of the room here they believed to have a very powerful effect on healing.

The informative museum is well worth the visit. There is an entrance fee , the location not in walking distance you can drive or take the minibuses that is marked A from city center , which passes by the complex ( but always double check) , the complex with its mosque, medrese ( for educating medical students)and kitchen where food was delievered for poor ( during my visit the kitchen part was under renovation and was closed) should take about one to two hours .
Written March 21, 2012
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tsak
Thessaloniki, Greece136 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This impressive complex was the most interesting site of the city. It was built by Sultan Beyazit II from 1484 t0 1488 and comprises of a mosque,, a hospital, a medical school, food warehouses, public kitchens and a bathhouse. It was built to serve the public and provide health care provisions in an era when the west primitive means compared to the standards of this institution, Being a physician I was surprised to enjoy my tour there, seeing the animated wards fir patients in a variety of specialties, and the rooms and training classes of the medical students,. Patients were treated with music played by an orchestra there. Today it serves as a Museum of Health, and display of function and duties in the place is excellent and quite rightly it was awarded international distinctions.
Written November 7, 2018
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HappyTravelRo
Bucharest, Romania95 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
An impressive museum, both through complex architecture, the overall look of the place, fitting rooms exhibition, and especially by age and the advanced level of medicine throughout the Ottoman Empire history.
Written September 25, 2016
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BasakSteryo
Athens, Greece36 contributions
May 2016
Beyazid Külliyesi Health Museum is a definite must see while you are in Edirne. It is easily accessible from the center by the local bus 3 or 3A , prepare change as you have to pay the exact price(2,50lira) on board. A short drive will take you out of historical town and put you in a beautiful green setting where the complex is located. The health museum is an award winning museum and you will know why as soon as you get there. The whole complex is very well kept, gardens are beautiful
Don't skip the mosque which is just where the exit is located thinking ' another mosque ...' Yes it is another mosque but another very special mosque...
Written May 27, 2016
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London_UK_35
London, UK37 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
First of, get a taxi from the city you get there. Locals think it is a 10 min walk, but it is not!
The place is a combination of a very well designed and kept mosque, court and medical school from the Ottoman era. It is children friendly and enables people from all ages to learn and spend quality time. If you have time, sit in the School or mosque court for a while, the cool breeze will take your troubles away.
Written September 10, 2014
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Svetla H
Sofia, Bulgaria35 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
I have visited Edirne several times but this was my first and not last visit to the Museum of Health (Sultan Bayezid II Mosque complex). It is several km from the city center, on the banks of Tunja river and for centuries it was one of the best state hospitals in the Ottoman Empire. Sultan Bayezid Ii ordered in 1484 to build a complex consisting of a mosque, medical school, bath, and hospital.
The astonishing fact is that in the darussifa (‘house of health) mental patients were cured by music (harmony and rhythm) and calming murmur of water at the time when in other countries mental patients were being burned at the stake considering that they are possessed by devils…
The complex earned ‘Europe’s best Museum’ award in 2004. It is interesting and educational also for children as it is a wax museum too. I had only 3 hours for visiting the museum and time was not enough. I intend to visit the complex again and stay for half a day there.
Written August 10, 2014
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muratyolsal
Istanbul, Turkey446 contributions
Feb 2012 • Solo
This historical museum and health center is located a few kilometers outside of city center. Especially the health center is very interesting. By the aid of human templates, you can imagine how they cured and healed people 500 years ago. By the entrance you dont have to pay a fee. (But i must remind that, it's my own country!) As a result, i recommend you to visit this museum/health centre.
Written November 23, 2012
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İbrahim Temo
Istanbul, Türkiye43 contributions
Feb 2020
Nice place to visit...Not in the city center also not far but you have to take a taxi ... Build in 1488 well kept historical medical complex of Sultan 2.Beyazid...
Written February 24, 2020
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