Ulughbek Medressa, Bukhara

Built in 1417, the Ulughbek Medressa is the oldest medressa in Central Asia.

It is one of three built by Ulughbek; the others are in Samarkand's Registan and in Gijduvan (45km from Bukhara towards Samarkand).

This elegant version in Bukhara contains many niches around a central courtyard and is decorated with blue tiles.

The Ulughbek Medressa is located just east of the Taqi-Zargaron (Jewelry) Bazaar.


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Names:Ulughbek Medressa
Categories:academic buildings
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Coordinates:39.776814° N, 64.417466° E
Address:Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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