In the heart of the ancient city lies Registan, a World Heritage-listed public square known for its distinctive Islamic architecture. Enveloped by grand madrassahs on three sides, the plaza has also hosted major social events through the ages. Examine the elaborate facade and unique decor of each school as you explore the restored square and all the traditionally built structures surrounding. Purchase an all-day ticket to enter the madrassahs, and tip the guards to climb the minarets for a panoramic view of the square. With our online itinerary creator, Samarkand attractions like Registan can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Registan Square consists of the infamous madrasahs from the Timurid dynasty - Ulugh Beg, Tilya-Kori and Sher-Dor. There’s a little fee to enter the premises, but that’s the only way you’ll be able to ... more »
Визитная карточка Самарканда, с тремя древними комплексами зданий (медресе), все они после достойной реставрации (посмотрите на экспозициях внутри фото, в каком виде они были ещё 50 лет назад!). Безус... more »Business card of Samarkand, with three ancient complexes of buildings (madrassa), all of them after a decent restoration (look at the expositions inside the photo, in what form they were 50 years ago!). Of course, from this square it makes sense to start acquaintance with the ancient city, bypassing all three complexes will take half a day at least, then you can go from there on the street of Islam Kartmov to Bibi-Hanum (about 1 km). P.S.: on September 21, 2019 repair work on the square has already been finished, small finishing works are only on the edges of the square and do not interfere.
The most iconic architectural structure of Central Asia. A must see in Uzbekistan and central Asia. The outside is really marvelous, huge and impressive. The inside is also spectacular with different kinds of colourful walls. Entrance fees for foreigners is 40000 UZS and for locals only 3000 UZS. Must visit. Highly recommended.
This is THE spot to see during any visit to Uzbekistan. The history and the architecture are simply mesmerizing. This is truly a postcard location. Allow at least a couple of hours to enjoy the entirety of this beautiful place.
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