Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum, Herat

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Afghanistan
Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum serve as the resting place of one of the most notable queen's in Afghanistan's history, who ruled the area in the 15th century. Her tomb lies in a single building--with a dome on top--made of clay and blue tiles. Walk behind the mausoleum to see the five minarets that still stand, which were once a part of the queen's madrasa, a type of Islamic school. Use our Herat trip builder to add Gawhar Shad Madrasa and Mausoleum and other attractions to your Herat vacation plans.
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  • February 2, 2017
    The shrine was being restored when I went, in September 2016, but its worth a visit. The gardens outside are so typical of Afghanistan, with roses and fruit-bearing trees giving shade to tired travell...  more »
  • April 26, 2016
    The set is composed of the remains of a madrasa, old minarets and a tomb which is well preserved. Interesting tour.
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  • December 20, 2014
    Visit If you are interested in History,its not so attractive anymore and there is The 5 Old Minaret nearby,Its the called the tomb of Gohar Shad Begum, The Queen of Afghanistan.  more »

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