Char Minar, Bukhara

Char Minar stands in a maze of alleys between Pushkin and Hoja Nurabad in Bukhara. Its name means "four minarets" in Tajik, but this interesting little building with four towers was actually a gatehouse of a medressa.

The Char Minar gatehouse was built along with its medressa in 1807. Its architecture is more Indian in style than Uzbek. UNESCO restored one the towers, which had collapsed, in 1998.

A souvenir seller occupies the ground level and will allow you to climb the stairs to the top for $0.30.


Quick Facts on Char Minar

Site Information
Names:Char Minar
Categories:academic buildings
Status: monument
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:39.774893° N, 64.427363° E
Address:Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Lodging:View hotels near Char Minar
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