Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan

Медресе Мухаммад Амин ХанаThe biggest medieval madrassah in Khiva, the Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-khan (1845-1855) is located opposite to Kunya-Ark at the gates of Ata-darvaza. Its area is 78x60 m.

The Madrassah has 125 hudjras and could receive up to 260 pupils. The portal is crowned with five domes and flanked by corner towers.

Гостиница Ориент Стар ХиваAn inscription reads: "This perfect building will eternally stand, enlightening our descendants". Hudjras on the second floor have loggias.

They give a distinctive look to the madrassah - open arch niches along the external perimeter of the building.

The rich decor includes brick mosaics, majolica, ornamentally carved doors and ganch lattices (pandjara) of windows.