Sheikhantaur Mausoleum Complex

Sheikhantaur Mausoleum Complex information

Tashkent (Toshkent) , Uzbekistan
Street Navoi ko'chasi
Getting there
metro Alisher Navoi
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Across Navoi from the Navoi Literary Museum are three 15th-century mausoleums. The biggest, on the grounds of the Tashkent Islamic University, bears the name of Yunus Khan , grandfather of the Mughal emperor and Andijon native Babur. The mausoleum itself sits locked and idle, but you can check out its attractive Timurid-style pishtak (entrance portal). Access is from Abdulla Kodiri. Two smaller mausoleums are east of the university grounds, accessible via a small side street running north from Navoi – the pointy-roofed Kaldirgochbiy and the twin-domed Shaykh Hovendi Tahur . Next to the latter is a mosque with beautifully carved wooden doors and attractive tilework.