Madrasa El Bachia

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Entrance of the madrasa

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Médersa Al Bachiya". commune-tunis.gov.tn (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°47′49″N 10°10′19″E / 36.7969°N 10.1719°E / 36.7969; 10.1719