Mir-i Arab Madrasah, Bukhara

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Admire the grandiose blue domes of Mir-i Arab Madrasah, an Islamic educational center in the historic center of Bukhara. Built in the 16th century, the madrasa cuts a recognizable profile on the Bukhara skyline, notable for its exquisite facade and domes adorned with intricate mosaics of vivid turquoise tiles. The institution remains active in educating students about the Islamic faith and training future scholars and imams. Although entrance is prohibited to the general public, you can take in its majestic exterior from the spacious square. Plan your visit to Mir-i Arab Madrasah and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bukhara trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Functioning madrassah, built in 16 century. Inside a small dark and cramped space for several people. the remainder is closed from visitors. so that you can admire from the side.
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  • June 24, 2017
    A staple of the city, exceptional architecture, sumptuous colors, an extensive site not to be missed.
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  • June 14, 2017
    The Mir-I-Arab madrasah or of the emir of the Arabs is a wonder built between 1535-36. It is in the architectural ensemble of Poi Kalan and surprises by its fascinating Indigo colour in symbiosis with neat brick. On the side called great minaret, with a height of 47 meters, work of Bako. Must visit it if go through Bukhara.
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  • June 4, 2016
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  • November 5, 2012
    The 16th century Mir-i-Arab Medressa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, is still a working Islamic school.
  • May 7, 2017
    from the outside it's very beautiful, but unfortunately you can not enter because it is still active as a madrassa
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  • March 30, 2017
    Magnificent architectural creation of man!
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