Historic Pharmacies

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
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)
Quedlinburg Adler- und Ratsapotheke
Rammelsberg and Goslar Hirschapotheke
Regensburg since 1644 in the same location
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
Santiago de Compostela "The San Martiño drugstore has been documented since the end of the 16th century, always run by a monk from the community. At the beginning he attended to the community and, sporadically, to some poor pilgrim or sick person. But in the middle of the 17th century it was opened to the public and at the beginning of the 19th century it was moved to the left wing of the main façade of the monastery to allow access from outside, in what became known as the new pharmacy."
Stone Town of Zanzibar The "Old Dispensary" (a "dispensary" dispenses medicines)
Stralsund and Wismar Ratsapotheke at Stralsund
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
Villages with Fortified Churches 16th century pharmacy in Biertan
Visby Old Pharmacy


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