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Madrasa El Bachia
Madrasa El Bachia (Arabic: المدرسة الباشية‎‎) is one of the madrasahs of the medina of Tunis, located in the Booksellers Street,[1] near the Al-Zaytuna Mosque, and in front of the Guachachine Hammam.
Entrance of the madrasa
History
Courtyard of the madrasa
Madrasa El Bachia was built in 1752 during the reign of the Husainid Abu l-Hasan Ali I. It was dedicated to the Hanafi education.[1]
In the 1980s, and with the help of the ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, the madrasa was re-established once more as a training center.[1]
Description
The madrasa had 13 rooms for students, a prayer room and a library.[1] It has also a public fountain close to the entrance, added later for the visitors.
The building showcases the classical architecture of a madrasa: the courtyard gives access to the rooms through porticos surrounding three sides while the fourth gave access to the prayer room and the library.
References
^ a b c d "Médersa Al Bachiya". commune-tunis.gov.tn (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2016.
External links
"Medersa el Bachia". culture.alecso.org (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2016.
Last edited on 26 August 2019, at 17:02
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