Set within the bleached brick walls of a forgotten time, it is hard to believe that Our Lady with the Rose Hospital, a stunning Medieval complex once functioned as a hospital. From 1242 to 1980, the historic building of Our Lady with the Rose served as a functioning hospital, seeing countless advancements in medical science. It underwent restoration to become a museum exhibiting hospital artifacts from the Middle Ages and beyond. Some of these artifacts include porcelain tins from Tournai, 140 objects of silverware, and as many as 2000 ancient books that currently grace the shelves of the hospital's library. The timeless aura at the Our Lady with the Rose Hospital is manifested in several of its restored components. These include elegantly symmetric cloisters, peaceful Baroque chapels, exquisitely landscaped gardens, meticulously maintained hospital rooms, and original medical and pharmaceutical collections.