The II. Beyazıt Külliyesi, built between 1484 and 1488, was an important mosque complex in Edirne that housed a kitchen, school, hamam, and medical institution. A bust of Sultan Beyazıt II sits outside.
The mosque is the main feature of the complex.
The mosque’s interior is stunningly beautiful. For a virtual tour of the mosque, click here.
The hospital and medical school of the mosque complex started in 1488 and remained in use for 400 years. It was one of the most important medical research centers in the Ottoman Empire, especially for mental health and healing using non-traditional methods such as the sound of water, scent, and music.
The hospital now houses one of the best museums in Turkey. The II. Beyazıt Külliyesi Sağlık Müzesi has displays explaining the study and breakthroughs of Ottoman medicine.
Several rooms are showcased, such as student rooms, the library, consultation rooms, a pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, and alternative medicine. For a virtual tour of the museum, click here.
You can combine a visit to the complex with Sarayiçi, which is about a 15 minute walk away, and loop back into the city center from there.