Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, Herat

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#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum serve as the resting place of one of the most notable queen's in Afghanistan's history, who ruled the area in the 15th century. Her tomb lies in a single building--with a dome on top--made of clay and blue tiles. Walk behind the mausoleum to see the five minarets that still stand, which were once a part of the queen's madrasa, a type of Islamic school. Make Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum part of your personalized Herat itinerary using our Herat online trip builder .
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  • This is a beauty on its own but also surrounded by the minarets of Herat city. Build for a queen thousands of years ago it amazing to see how little damage is done to them with all the years of war an...  more »
  • The shrine was being restored when I went, in September 2016, but its worth a visit. The gardens outside are so typical of Afghanistan, with roses and fruit-bearing trees giving shade to tired travell...  more »
  • The set is composed of the remains of a madrasa, old minarets and a tomb which is well preserved. Interesting tour.
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