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Bukhara Jewish Quarter

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Bukhara Jewish Quarter


Basic Information

Location Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Country Uzbekistan
City Bukhara

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 39.76587,64.42235


Just south of Trade Dome #1 is Bukhara’s Jewish Quarter. There had been a big Jewish community in Bukhara for centuries and during the nineteenth century it seemed to have flourished, considering the luxurious mansions which many Jewish traders built at the time. After the fall of the Soviet Union many members of the Bukhara Jewish community emigrated to Israel, the U.S.A. and other countries. A few stayed behind and some have renovated the mansions of their families into Guesthouses. Others sold their properties to individuals in Bukhara who have either turned them into guesthouses or use them as private residences. Some were sold to gadabouts and adventuresses seeking second homes in Bukhara. While in Bukhara I visited one of these second homes which is now under renovation.



The History here dates back to the 4th Century BC. Most notable monuments still standing today date back from the 16th century.

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Time period

16th-18th century