Madraseh-ye Khan

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Madraseh-ye Khan information

Shiraz , Iran
Address
Street Dastqeib St
Opening hours
knock on the door
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In 1615, Imam Gholi Khan, governor of Fars, founded this serene theological college for about 100 students. The original building has been extensively damaged by earthquakes and only the impressive portal at its entrance has survived; look for the unusual muqarnas inside the outer arch and some intricate mosaic tiling with much use of red. The college (still in use) has a fine stone-walled inner courtyard and garden.

The building can be reached via a lane off Lotf Ali Khan Blvd. The doors are usually closed but if you are lucky the caretaker will open it; a tip is appreciated. If you get in, ask to be shown to the roof for panoramic views over the bazaar.