Minaret of Islam-Khoja (1908-1910 years)

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At the beginning of the XIX-th century, Islam-Khoja, who was the vizier of Khiva Khanate at that time, started a construction on the south-east of Ichon-Qala.
His goal was to build an ensemble consisting of the Madrasah and minaret.

At the beginning of the XIX-th century, Islam-Khoja, who was the vizier of Khiva Khanate at that time, started a construction on the south-east of Ichon-Qala.

His goal was to build an ensemble consisting of the Madrasah and minaret. The complex was built within 2 years and embodied the best traditions of the ancient architecture.

The tower of the minaret is 9,5 meters in diameter and 57 meters in height. At the same time, following the ancient traditions, the minaret becomes narrowed as far as it is gaining height. And at the very top it is ended with a little ledge and a small domed room covering a crier.

The minaret is built of brick and is lavishly decorated with turquoise, blue and white tiles. By the beauty and elegance it can be compared only with Kalyan Minaret in Bukhara.

The minaret of Islam-Hodge is the tallest building in Khiva.
Madrasah of the same name is located next to the minaret, which includes 42 khujdras. A mosque with a low massive dome occupies the south-eastern part of it. In the tone of the minaret, the main facade of the Madrasah is decorated with blue and white majolica, which gives the ensemble a finished look.