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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mir-i Arab Madrasah and many more Bukhara attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bukhara route planning site .
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  • We couldn’t visit the inside, as it is still used tor teaching purposes (the entry was closed when we went there). But, the architecture is just marvelous and the blue domes stand out so perfectly. A ...  more »
  • Impressive madrasa facing the Kalon Mosque. It is still active today and for this reason unfortunately it is not open to visitors. You can still take a look at the inner courtyard by spying through the grates of a window... A feature of the Mir-i-Arab Madrasa are the two turquoise domes that, in a game of frames, are admired from the courtyard of the Kalon Mosque.
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  • Excellent, must see place in Bukhara, unique place - Madrasa permanently operated over 500 years, the cradle of Islam in Middle Asia
  • Islamic educational institution
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