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Historic Pharmacies

World Heritage Sites connected to Historic Pharmacies

  • Brugge Memlingmuseum-Sint-Janshospitaal (17th century)
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex The Naeuiwon (Infirmary) "It's here that the royal doctors of the court took care of the King and his family. It was also called "Yakbang", which literally means a pharmacy. In the Seongjeonggak, the main building of the Naeuiwon complex, there are some tables. Which mean "do one's best to take care of the king and his family". They were written by King Jeongjo himself." - enlish.cha.go.kr
  • Christiansfeld from 1783
  • Dubrovnik Old Pharmacy, located inside the Franciscan monastery, was opened in 1317. It is the third oldest pharmacy in Europe, but the only one of these still working.
  • L'viv The Pharmacy Museum "Under the Black Eagle" (1735)
  • Lübeck at St. Anne Convent
  • Maulbronn Monastery Klosterapotheke (dates from 1766) Link
  • Regensburg since 1644 in the same location Link
  • Rome Farmacia di S. Maria della Scala (17th century pharmacy to the Papal Court, above an operating pharmacy, in a Carmelite monastery)
  • Salzburg Alte fürsterzbischöfliche Hofapotheke 1591
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar The "Old Dispensary" (a "dispensary" dispenses medicines) Link
  • Stralsund and Wismar Ratsapotheke at Stralsund Link
  • Strasbourg Pharmacie du Cerf (the oldest in France)
  • Tallinn Town Hall Pharmacy (Raeapteek), one of the oldest continuously running pharmacies in Europe, having always been in business in the same exact house since the early 15th century.)
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley at Burg Rheinfels
  • Vienna Zum goldenen Hirschen Link
  • Villages with Fortified Churches 16th century pharmacy in Biertan
  • Visby Old Pharmacy Link

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