Founded by Dominican friars in 1221, the pharmacy used medicinal herbs grown in the monastic gardens to make madications, balms and pomades for the monk infirmary. In 1600 it was open to the public and during the 18TH century it became famous in the Indies and in China.Today the Pharmacy still uses the traditional preparation mathods but the garden is far from the centre of the town.

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