Gur Emir Mausoleum, Samarkand

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. Before you visit Samarkand, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • what a great place. you have to see it to beleive. the stoneowrk, marble, tiles and just everything is great  more »
  • beautiful mausoleum of the founder of the dynasty of the Timurid, his gravestone in black jade throne in the middle of those of his descendants l place is calm, many Uzbeks come gather in this place.
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  • Although the Muslim monuments in Uzbekistan are aggressively reconstructed so that no trace remains of the past, when it comes to this mausoleum, excellent work has been done. A beautiful building sui...  more »
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  • Gorgeous mausoleum where some of the greats are buried. Inside is an informative map detailing Timur’s many conquests, and the mausoleum itself is breathtaking. There were many people praying here when we went, it was such a special atmosphere. Entry was 22000som per person. Well worth the visit.
  • Important mausoleum built by Timur's descendants housing the tombs of Timur and several other important folks. Heavily restored tonite final glory, showcasing excuisite Islamic architecture and art. The majolica tiles ad mosaic artworks, especially in the facade ad in the interior of the mausoleum is simply stunning. Spend some time chilling out in the court yard and soak in the atmosphere. Has a working madrasah / mosque incorporated into complex.
  • No words to describe this place, but if seeing it from outside you think it is stunning, come inside...
  • great historical place to start your sightseeing in Samarkand! so awesome!
  • Very interesting place. Inside is fantastic - golden-like walls, many-many patterns.
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