Allakuli-Khan Madrasah

 

Allakuli-Khan MadrasahAllakuli-Khan Madrasah, located between Ichan-Kala eastern gate and the roofed bazaar Tim, was one of Khiva largest religious schools in the past.

The construction of the madrasah in 1834 - 1835 was funded by the khan Allakuli who ruled in Khiva then. The building is justly considered one of the best examples of Khorezm medieval architecture. The madrasah shows perfect harmony of tradition, proportion and magnitude. The portal and arched niches are simply and yet elegantly decorated with blue and black-and-while Khorezm-style majolica.

The first floor of the madrasah housed the town’s library in the 19th c. It was very popular with the students of Khiva madrasahs.

Today Allakuli-Khan Madrasah houses The Abu Ali ibn Sino Medical History Museum.

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