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Kukeltash Madrasah

Mekhtar Anbar Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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A bit disappointing, but ...

Once I visited Bukhara just for Kukeltash Madrasah. The reason was the designs on the walls and... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Torun, Poland
Worth a visit!

This is the largest of the Koran schools in central Asia. It dates from 1417. The tiles are... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
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17 May 2017
“A bit disappointing, but ...”
7 Oct 2016
“Worth a visit!”
Mekhtar Anbar Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Once I visited Bukhara just for Kukeltash Madrasah. The reason was the designs on the walls and doors. The patterns were in place. Nicely renovated and it was my gain. Otherwise Kukeltash Madrasah is rather dead place. There is not much to see there. But,...More

Thank MLMaj
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the largest of the Koran schools in central Asia. It dates from 1417. The tiles are intricate and beautiful. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 15 July 2015

This is an impressive building with its pond in front and the many impressive and well crafted pillars. Something different to the mostly stone madrasas of Bukhara and worth to pay a visit.

Thank haktus
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Beautiful, large, and if you 're lucky, or not lucky ( i do t know, never was able to see one) you might be able to catch a puppet show here. Worth a look.

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

This also can be included in a day tourist pakage.You need only about half an hour to see the place unless you want to shop This is also renovated now.One in the list of walking tour.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Located at Lyabi Hauz, this medresse used to be the largest of its kind in Cenral Asia and an important part of Bukhara as a religious centre. It was built around 16th century. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stefan J
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Up the stairs from Lyab-i-Hauz in the north was located 'Kukeldosh Madrasah', famous to hold 'Puppet Shows' inside a studio within the premises. No entry charges for the Madrasah but 7000/- per person to see a 'Puppet-Show'. We went there twice to watch advertised 'English...More

1  Thank kb123742
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Located at the north of Lab-i Hauz (around the pond) ensemble, it is has the most imposing facade in Buchara. All covered with excuisite majolicas, no glue or nails, the entrance gate is 80x60m, huge, imposing! And on the top, one can see two marvelous...More

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