The animal-festooned brick facade of the Tsarist-era Romanov Palace is worth a quick look but the building itself is closed to the public.
This preposterously large hall is usually locked tight but occasionally hosts state-sponsored events for honoured guests. You may recognise the tigers on the facade from the Sher Dor Medressa at the Registan in Sama…
The shiny white edifice on the western side of the Independence Square is the Senate building. The president's office and most ministries take up the southern portion around Gagarin maydoni.
Formerly the People’s Friendship Palace, this concert hall is one of several striking Soviet-era buildings in Navoi Park. It looks like a moon-landing station from a 1950s film set.
The tightly guarded building southwest of the Friendship Palace is the Oliy Majlis parliament, which functions as a giant rubber stamp in its infrequent sessions.
Southeast of the Friendship Palace is the Soviet-era Wedding Palace – a vulgar, crooked chunk of Khrushchev-era concrete.
This four-way crossroads bazaar building once marked the heart of Shakhrisabz's old bazaar.