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Lovely tile and mosaic work on the facade

Like most of the public buildings of its time, the tile and mosaic work on the facade is intricate... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Newton, Massachusetts
Bukhara , beyond my expectation

My trip to Bukhara, Uzbekistan was not planned. I was not interested to go but decided to just... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Like most of the public buildings of its time, the tile and mosaic work on the facade is intricate and beautiful.

Thank _lfenton_2001
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My trip to Bukhara, Uzbekistan was not planned. I was not interested to go but decided to just follow the group with almost zero knowledge about this country. To my surprise, I must say this is my best trip ever.... Mir-i-Arab Madrasah is one of...More

Thank 178haslinam
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Madrasah is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture and one of the must see sights in Bukhara. Located in the centre of town, the entrance to the madrasah is simply wonderful and words find it hard to describe. This has been wonderfully restored and the...More

1  Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 27 October 2016

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 Kalon Minaret and the trading Domes souvenir area. A must see.

Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This madrasah is one of the must see sights in Bukhara. The design, craftmanship and architectural splendor are impressive and well worth a visit. The tile and brick work is amazing.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fantastic islamic and oriental architecture. Working religious site with tons of character. Together with the Kalon minaret and the mosque opposite, the ensemble rivals the Registan in Samarkand for sheer iconic beauty.

Thank SwissMarcello
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

When walking around Bukhara I am convinced you will come by this impressive building. It is a working school for studying the Koran (and others). I believe close to 200 students

Thank JensPerregaard
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This ancient madrassah is one of the most prominent centers for Islamic world of the CIS. The grand mufti of Russia, as well as the former leader of Chechnya, and many others were educated here. Not only is this a feast for the eyes, it...More

1  Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Mir Arab Madrasah...the most sacred Islamic educational places. Was built by Shaybanids in 16 Century.. located across Kalyan Mosque. just across the Kalyan Mosque ... designed with the traditional planning scheme- square yard with two built in stores, two domed halls to the right and...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The most sublime building in Bukhara, although as it is still functioning you can only gaze at the facade

Thank philipsK7729PY
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