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Samarkand is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as Rome, Athens and Babylon – more than 25 centuries old. Ancient Arab manuscripts refer to it as the Gem of the East, Europeans called it the “The Land of Scientists”. A majestic and beautiful city, Samarkand is the city of legends. When Alexander the Great first time saw Samarkand, he exclaimed: ”I heard that the city was beautiful but never thought that it could be so beautiful and majestic”.

The city has an astonishing collection of ancient monuments. The turquoise domes of Samarkand are among the world’s most evocative architectural symbols. The most magnificent landmark in this old city is Registan Square – a traditional center of the city. The square is lined on the three sides by sparkling and turquoise tiled buildings – Ulugbek Madrasah, Sherdor and Tilla Qori. Madrassah in Arabic means The medieval university. Inferior and exterior facades of the madrassah are decorated with ornament of glazed brick, mosaic and carved marble. The Square is considered an architectural treasure representing the finest inIslamic Art.

One the ancient poets said: "You can travel through the whole world, have a look at the pyramids and admire the smile of the Sphinx; You can listen to the soft singing of the wind at the Adriatic Sea and kneel down reverently at the ruins of the Acropolis, be dazzled by Rome with its Forum and Coliseum, be charmed by Notre Dame in Paris or by old domes of Milan; But if you have seen buildings of Samarkand, you will be enchanted by its magic forever."

Registan ansemble Gur Emir mausoleum
   Sherdor madrasah Tillakori madrasah
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