Earthquake Memorial

Top choice in Tashkent

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 Maydoni. Newlyweds flock here to have their photos taken on weekends.

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1. Crying Mother Monument

0.49 MILES

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…

2. Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

0.55 MILES

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

3. Romanov Palace

0.65 MILES

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.

4. Sheikh Hovendi Tahur Mausoleum


This little-visited mausoleum was built for a 14th-century Sufi saint and gives its name to the surrounding Sheikhantur complex. It's tricky to find, east…

5. Kaldirgochbiy Mausoleum


This little-visited, pyramid-roofed mausoleum is for devoted fans of Central Asian architecture. It's tricky to find, east of the Tashkent Islamic…

6. Senate Building

0.76 MILES

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…

7. State History Museum of the Timurids


Shaped like a Mexican sombrero, this museum was built to commemorate the 600th birthday of Timur. There are almost no genuine artefacts here, but there…

8. Sheikhantaur Mausoleum Complex

0.82 MILES

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…