Registan, Samarkand

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In the heart of the ancient city lies Registan, a World Heritage-listed public square known for its distinctive Islamic architecture. Enveloped by grand madrassahs on three sides, the plaza has also hosted major social events through the ages. Examine the elaborate facade and unique decor of each school as you explore the restored square and all the traditionally built structures surrounding. Purchase an all-day ticket to enter the madrassahs, and tip the guards to climb the minarets for a panoramic view of the square. With our online itinerary creator, Samarkand attractions like Registan can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is perhaps the heart of Samarkand and is impossible to miss. You will really like the architecture and the scale of the structures.  more »
  • I'm sure everyone who visits Samarkand goes to the Registan square. The place is breathtaking in its size, scale and symetry  more »
  • great place, it takes well several hours ride to enjoy it, too bad that the inside of the Medrese be turned into shops
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  • One of the most beautiful and iconic places in Uzbekistan, located in Samarkand. Amazing atmosphere is running through the whole monument, with a feel of peace and tranquillity. I visited between Match/April 2018 and would love to go back anytime. The whole city is full of historic ancient architecture and it really brings you back in time. The Uzbek people really do look after their monuments and are really proud to show them to the world. Highly recommend it to everyone! It's a must see!
  • What grandeur and the expanse. The beauty that I saw in daylight with the sun shining off the blue mosaic on the portals and domes was super enhanced at night after seeing the light effects at night. Photos do not do it justice at all. It's about taking in the beauty
  • Beautiful Islamic architecture all bundle into 3 complexes with a big square. I'm in awe of the mosaic designs and the intricate carvings. Every aspects of the design have an explicit meaning to Islam. Simple words can't quite describe the sense of immense pleasure that can be derived by exploring and feeling the age of Islamic grandeur in Samarkand.
  • Super spectacular! A must see in Uzbekistan. The outside is really wonderful, huge and impressive. The inside is also spectacular with different kinds of ceilings. The atmosphere is very nice, a combination of impressive views, interesting people and some nice shops. Highly recommended.
  • Registan is magic! It’s pieces of mosaic contains history of this completely beautiful place. This place has even a special climate, which is cool in the middle of summer day🌸 I love Registan❤️ there is a lot of memories that connects me to this magical world😊
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