Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, Edirne

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The Complex of Sultan Bayezid II Health Museum is a hospital museum of Trakya University within the Complex of Sultan Bayezid II located in Edirne, Turkey.A külliye is an Ottoman architectural term for a complex of buildings centered on a mosque. Complex of Bayezid II Külliye was built in 1488 by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II .The complex contains a Dar al-Shifa, and it remained in operation for four centuries from 1488 until the Russo-Turkish War . The hospital was especially notable for its treatment methods for mental disorders, which included the use of music, water sound and scents.The historic darüşşifa was incorporated into the structure of Edirne-based Trakya University in 1993, and converted into a "Health Museum" in 1997, a museum dedicated to the history of medicine and health matters in general. It has been developing constantly ever since. It remains Turkey's only museum in its field and provides varied and valuable information to visitors on the development of medicine and of medical services throughout history, especially Ottoman history. The museum is the second most visited historical site in Edirne after the Selimiye Mosque. The museum was awarded the European Council's "European Council Museum Award" in 2004. Plan to see Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Edirne road trip planning app.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • I've been wanting to visit this place for quite some time now and I'm so glad I finally did. We spent two hours in this beautiful complex. Very peaceful and well organised site. There's so much interesting information to read! I'd love to visit again. ✨
  • A must visit for anyone interested in history, medicine or the Ottoman Empire. Really good exhibitions with models on display to illustrate how life was like back then. It's stunning how advanced medicine was in the 1500s in the Ottoman empire. Really enjoyed the visit and they've made a really good museum here which shows how mentally ill patients were cared for, how medicines were made, how students were trained and how music was used as therapy.

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