City of blue domes...
Welcome dear guests to our ancient and always young city of Samarkand!
Sung in verse - "The Face of the Earth", "The Jewel of the Islamic World", "Eden of the East"..
Here you will not only get acquainted with the outstanding architectural monuments, but also feel the atmosphere of past times.
Places to visit:
Registan Square - "Mirror of the World, Garden of the Soul, Pearl of the East, Face of the Earth", located in the heart of the old city. Complex consisting of: Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher Dora Madrasah and Tillah Kori Madrasah - the highest achievements of medieval architects will leave incredible impressions, giving the flight of fantasy and dreams.
Mausoleum of Gur Emir - Here the Great Timur and other members of his family found peace. Walls, vaults, dome covered with the richest ornamental painting with predominance of blue and gold. The history of the tomb is full of mystery.
The Bibikhanum Mosque is the largest mosque in Central Asia built by the order of the Great Timur and reflects the spirit of that era, but folk tales connected the history of the construction of this mosque with Timur's beloved wife.
Shahi Zinda Necropolis - The most majestic and picturesque masterpiece of the architectural monuments of the Middle Ages, a complex of mausoleums with the most magnificent graceful, sparkling blue color tombs, where the female half of the relatives of the Great Timur and military nobility are buried.
Ulugbek Observatory is the largest observatory of the 15th century in the East, built by the scientist, ruler, grandson of Timur - Mirzo Ulugbek. The star catalogue created in this observatory is impressive until nowadays.
The Mausoleum of Saint Daniel is one of the most visited holy places in our city, where the remains of the Biblical prophet are worshipped by Jews, Muslims and Christians. A place where miracles happen..
The Siab Bazaar - Our eastern bazaar, where the whole life of Samarkand is intertwined with numerous stalls selling spices, dried fruits and sweets.
In addition, the route can be adjusted to your wishes and replace some objects with others:
- tasting of aromatic and tart Uzbek wines at the Samarkand Wine Factory named after M.A. Khovrenko, working since the 19th century,
- admire the silk carpets at the carpet factory "Hujum", where craftsmen who own the ancient secrets of weaving are happy to share them.
- visit the Meros factory, where ancient paper-making is revived and established - a technology used long before the advent of paper -making machines, where the secrets of creating the legendary Samarkand silk paper will be revealed.
- visit the Eastern public steam bath - Hammam - in the old part of the city walking through the ancient streets.