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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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  • There is a good view from the entrance of Kalon mosque in the Medrese. The Medrese is an active religious educational establishment since the 16th century, and may be visited. When you enter the Medrese, one must look through a barred window in the courtyard of the Medrese. But the exterior alone is worth a visit.
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  • A current day working Madrasah with students studying both the Koran and other subjects. Impressive architecture, stunningly colourful. Situated on a square opposite a mosque, close to the ancient Kal...  more »
  • It's hard to believe that many years ago without modern technology people built such a strong and extraordinarily beautiful building! Madrasah is located in the old town, there you feel like Eastern fairy tale! The current Madrasah and to this day, with the whole of Central Asia there come the boys and studying Islam. Going inside the French a century ago if not more beautiful ceilings, delightful. I believe that this is a place worth seeing!
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  • The 16th century Mir-i-Arab Medressa in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, is still a working Islamic school.
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