Alisher Navoi Monument
The tightly guarded building southwest of the Friendship Palace is the Oliy Majlis. It currently functions as a giant rubber stamp in...
Southeast of the Friendship Palace is the equally appalling Wedding Palace – a vulgar, crooked chunk of Khrushchev-era concrete.
Muqimi Musical Theatre
Best bet for traditional Uzbek folk singing, dancing and operettas.
Pricey and somewhat kitschy, Affresco remains riotously popular with locals and travellers. Its full Italian menu is well-realised and...
Alisher Navoi Monument information
Lonely Planet review
Near the Oliy Majlis is a vast promenade and a post-Soviet Monument to Alisher Navoi, Uzbekistan's newly chosen cultural hero.
Continuing south you'll find some amusement park rides and a large man-made lake, which you can traverse in hired peddle boats in the warm months.