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Impressive construction, built with the profits from the sale of 3,000 Persian slaves

The access for tourists is limited to the madrassa, as you can enter the foyer and look into the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adele M
Milan, Italy

This is one of the best buildings of Bukhara situated in the same complex than the big minaret... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Ricardo B
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The access for tourists is limited to the madrassa, as you can enter the foyer and look into the inner courtyard despite, theoretically, you can go no further. However, asking nicely and relying on a professional guide, you could be permitted to view the tombs...More

Thank Adele M
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best buildings of Bukhara situated in the same complex than the big minaret. Lovely building outside with two great cupolas in each side and a great design. Similar to some of the great Samarkand Madrasah

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The buillding is quite impressive as is the entire square. Unfortunately I could not enter as it was a functioning school and visitors were not permitted.

Thank PGIT
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This and the surrounding buildings are just stunning. A must see. Here one can get a real idea of what Bukhara was like back in the days of its glory.

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Absolutely fantastic, and mosque and Madrasa, but the buildings again are in wonderful condition, resorted, and a joy to inspect, The tiling on the domes is amasing

Thank 368stephenn
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

In a city full of beautiful historic buildings this is the highlight of them all - it is breathtakingly magnificent.

Thank Kiwitraveler59
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Large and interesting. Beautifully decorated. Bukhara continues to surprise with more and more stunning Madrasah. A must.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is the cultural centre of Bukhara. This ancient madrasah is one the most famous in Central Asia, where the well-known Master Donich Ahmad Bukhari teached for a long time. Since this school's still operating, it cannot be visited, You can stay just over the...More

Thank Davide T
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Complex of mosques and madrasahs beautiful coloured domes with golden bricks and not the tile work we saw in Samarkand but still very beautiful. Worth spending sometime as the sun descends and the colours change

Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Right by the Kalon Minaret is the functioning Madrasah Mir-I Arab in Bukhara. These buildings are fascinating to me with the grand entries, high ceilings and beautiful mosaics. You most likely will see this if you are in Bukhara for any length of time, take...More

Thank JGDynamo
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