Must see attractions in Tashkent

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    Chorsu Bazaar

    Tashkent’s most famous farmers market, topped by a giant green dome, is a delightful slice of city life spilling into the streets off the Old Town’s…

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    State Fine Arts Museum

    The four floors of this excellent museum walk you through 1500 years of art in Uzbekistan, from 7th-century Buddhist relics from Kuva and the Greek…

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    Museum of Applied Arts

    The Museum of Applied Arts occupies an exquisite house full of bright ghanch (carved and painted plaster) and carved wood. It was built in the 1930s, at…

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    Earthquake Memorial

    The New Soviet men and women who rebuilt Tashkent after the 1966 earthquake are remembered in stone at the Earthquake Memorial just north of Mustaqilik…

  • Moyie Mubarek Library Museum

    The primary attraction of Khast Imom square is this library museum, which houses the 7th-century Osman Quran (Uthman Quran), said to be the world’s oldest…

  • Minor Mosque

    The striking new Minor Mosque, also known as the white mosque for the colour of its marble, is proof that Uzbekistan still knows how to create sublime…

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    Assumption Cathedral

    It's impossible to miss the handsome gold onion domes, pastel blue walls and 50m bell tower of the impressive Assumption Cathedral. Built in 1958 and…

  • Statue of Timur

    Tashkent's main streets radiate from Amir Timur Maydoni, where this statue of Timur (Tamerlane) takes pride of place.

  • Barak Khan Medressa

    Souvenir shops occupy the student rooms of this 16th-century medressa located on the western side of Khast Imom square, making this one of the best places…

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    Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

    One of the more recent additions to Tashkent's museum scene is this impressive building, which presents rotating exhibits of Uzbekistan's top contemporary…

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    Mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi

    This little 16th-century mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi, an Islamic scholar and poet of the Shaybanid period, is located northwest of Khast Imom…

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    Railway Museum

    The magnificent collection of 1930s to 1950s Soviet locomotives at the open-air Railway Museum will thrill train buffs, though it's worth visiting even if…

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    Crying Mother Monument

    North of Mustaqillik maydoni is the Crying Mother Monument. Fronted by an eternal flame, it was constructed in 1999 to honour the 400,000 Uzbek soldiers…

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    House of Photography

    The House of Photography hosts rotating exhibits of Uzbekistan’s top contemporary photographers as well as shows by international names in the field. It's…

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    Kulkedash Medressa

    The working 16th-century Kulkedash medressa has an unusual garden courtyard and sits beside Tashkent’s silver-domed Juma (Friday) Mosque on a hill…

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    Navoi Park

    Downtown Tashkent’s largest park has an eccentric mix of brutal Soviet-era, Uzbek government buildings and post-independence monuments, all set in a…

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    Hazroti Imom Friday Mosque

    This huge mosque, built on ex-President Karimov's orders in 2007, is flanked by two 54m-tall minarets. Remove your shoes if you want to enter.

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    Romanov Palace

    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.

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    Sheikhantaur Mausoleum Complex

    Just north of Navoi boulevard are three 15th-century mausoleums. The biggest, on the grounds of the Tashkent Islamic University, bears the name of Yunus…