Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace was a country residence of Bukhara emirs. It had been under construction for two decades beginning from the end of 19th century. Construction works at the old palace started at emir Abdullakhadkhan. He sent Bukharian masters to Petersburg and Yalta for study of Russian architecture there. Using Russian experience, local architects at
Chor Bakr Necropolis is a country burial vault of sheikhs from Djuybar seyids. It is located in Sumitan village at 5 km to the west from Bukhara. Djuybar seyids occupied the major state posts in Bukhara since the Samanid’s governing. Necropolis was formed around the tomb of Abubakr Saad - the founder of the dynasty.
Chor Minor Madrasah (four minarets) was built in 1807 by a rich Turkmen Caliph Niyazkul. Madrasah is located on one of the ancient streets of Bukhara in the old part of the city. Madrasah consists of a courtyard with one-storied hudjras situating at both sides, columned ayvan of the summer mosque, water reservoir faced with
Nadir Divanbegi Madrasah is the first construction of the whole Lyabi-Hauz ensemble. This is a massive rectangular structure with cruciform hall under the dome and hudjras in the corners. Nadir Divanbegi ordered to construct caravanserai on its other side. At the opening of caravanserai, Imamkulikhan complimented his minister on construction of the building "for the
Abdulazizkhan Madrasah was constructed on the same line with Ulugbek’s Madrasah. But it exceeds the last by its scale and richness of the decoration. Abdulaziz was one of the Bukhara khans of Astarkhanids dynasty. Half-octahedron arch of the portal is filled up with stalactites. Mosaic with characteristic motif of blossoming bush in vase makes an
Miri Arab Madrasah is situated opposite to the Kalon Mosque. This is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities all over the world. Madrasah was built at the Sheybanids’s governing in the 16th century in account of trophies of the nephew of Sheybanikhan - Ubaydallahkhan. Khan gave them to his teacher - the head
Poyi-Kalon Minaret (kalon – big, great) is the main symbol of sacred Bukhara. The minaret was used not only to call Muslims to prayer, but symbolized the authority and power of its spiritual leaders. Kalon Minaret was built by Karakhanid Arslankhan. The minaret was totally built of the burnt bricks. The height of the minaret
Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum belongs to the esteemed places. Legends say that the bible prophet Ayub (Job) once visited this place. A blow of his staff created a well (chashma). Its water remains pure to this day, and is considered to have healing powers. According to legend, a holy structure already existed here in the 12th
Samanids Mausoleum was built at the end of 9th and the beginning of 10th centuries. As said, the founder of the dynasty Ismail Samani constructed this building for his father, and later the mausoleum had become a family burial vault of Samanids dynasty. Due to the facts, Ismail Samani himself and grandson Nasr II ibn