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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  • October 5, 2017
    Magnificent and beautiful place in the city. Was with a personal guide and really plunged into history. The architecture, the colors, the atmosphere. Be sure to visit inside the premises, there is not less interesting and beautiful than the outside.
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  • October 5, 2017
    The area is very beautiful and powerful. Recommend to visit the madrassa at sunset to see without light and with it. For those wishing to policemen can arrange a special tour to the top of the left minaret Medrese of Ulugbek. There will be short and quickly overlook the city from the bird's flight.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Set aside some time to visit this fantastic site. Make sure you wander around each courtyard. This site is not to be missed. It's also a quick walk to the market which is also a must. Try the nougat s...  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    Beautifully restored complex in the heart of Samarkand. The tile work is incredibly beautiful and intricate. People are friendly and welcoming.
  • June 14, 2017
    Registan is an awesome and brilliant place to see, the only advise is visiting this place around evening then you can stay till the night and cheers these amazing place with lights ans stars ,
  • April 12, 2017
    Yes! It really is that impressive! Come really early in the morning to enjoy a view of the registan when it's not so crowded. Or come at night to see it lit up in dark surroundings.
  • May 28, 2017
    Great place to visit, so much history! And beautiful :)
  • May 25, 2017
    My Beautiful City 🌃Samarkand love ❤️ you

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