Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Uzbekistan  /  Samarqand Province  /  Samarkand  /  Historic Sites  /  Gur Emir Mausoleum
Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand
(4.8/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to the Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane and his sons and grandsons, Gur Emir Mausoleum lies within the ancient city. Built in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, the mausoleum features a mix of Persian and Mongolian styles, serving as a precursor for numerous Mughal tombs throughout central Asia--many of which were built by Tamerlane's descendants. Examine the elegant azure dome and elaborate entrance gate, decorated with various mosaics and carved bricks. Inside, observe the solemn monumentality adorned with geometrical ornaments on terracotta bricks and diverse muqarnas. Plan to visit Gur Emir Mausoleum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Samarkand attractions using our Samarkand trip itinerary planner.
Create a full Samarkand itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Samarkand

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Samarkand by other users

6 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM ITALY May, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Iran & Samarkand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM OMAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Samarkand BY A USER FROM UZBEKISTAN February, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Uzbekistan BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe, Asia, United States & Central America BY A USER FROM VENEZUELA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • They did not let Amir Timur down. This mausoleum is just magnificent. The façade alone is wonderful with its patterns and mosaics. The ribbed dome is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. The ...  more »
  • Be sure to visit in the afternoon with excursion! And at night. He's fabulous highlighted! Goosebumps. A paid entry. We are 3 stars hotel 2:00.
    View original
  • Beautiful, impressive, breathtaking. as possible has been created. A lot of foreigners. Local offer escort services.
    View original
Google
  • Beautiful glazed tiles art on main entry and on minerates. The dome of main hall is decorated with Golden art work and is in excellent condition even after a long time. Must visit place in Samarkand.
  • The stones inside represent the graves. Big one is of his main advisor.
  • The place where Temirlane buried. Very nice architecture and design of the interior.
  • Очень красиво
  • The Uzbek leader Tamerlane (Timur) is buried in the Guri Amir Mausoleum (1404) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.