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Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan. The ancient city harmoniously merges the spirit of modern times with its rich historical heritage. Tashkent has developed over 2,200 years of history. During this two millennia period, the capital city had various names ascribed to it: (Chach, Shash, Shi, Binkat).

Tashkent went through many significant events. It was part of Temurid’s state, Kokand khanate and Tsarist and the Soviet Russia. Nowadays, Tashkent is a beautiful capital of the independent republic of Uzbekistan.

The excursion along and through Tashkent will be filled with pleasant surprises. The traveller or otherwise visiting guest will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of historical and modern monuments. These include Abdulkashy-sheikh Madrassah, Chor-su bazaar, the Palace of the Romanovs, Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi, Independence Square, monument of Courage, the museum of Temurids’ history, Tashkent metro, Museum of Applied Arts, Khazrat-Imam complex, Kukeldash madrassah, Tashkent TV Tower, Amir Temur square and the Old City are the must-visit sights of Tashkent in the first place.

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Abdulkasym-sheikh Madrassah

Abdulkasym-sheikh Madrassah is a monument of Tashkent, built in 1850. The founder of this education institution was Abdulkasym-khan, an educated, intelligent and a very respected character of his time. As legends suggest, he could even quote the whole book of Koran. Abdulkasym-khan invested not only big amount of money to the construction of madrassah, but also to the education of students, continuously paying for education of 150 students.

Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi saw great musicians, conductors and dancers on its scene. The building is located in the centre of Tashkent and distinguishes itself with the unique architecture. On the nearby territory one can admire musical fountain. If you visit Tashkent, you definitely need to attend the Alisher Navoi Theatre and walk along the square close to it.

Museum of the History of Timurids

Museum of the history of Temurids was opened in 2006 in Tashkent. The museum is considered as one of the main sightseeings of the capital city. The architecture was constructed in and oriental style and, as many other buildings, has a rounded area and a blue dome. Every guest of Tashkent should visit the Museum of the history of Temurids, because all the exhibits gathered in it reflect the whole history of the country.

Amir Temur Square

Amir Temur square is the famous place for walking, for local residents and for the guests of the city. The square was founded for the memory of Tamerlane – the great ruler. The center of the square is decorated by the monument of Tamerlane on the horse who points to the Independence Square.

Khazrat Imam Square

Khazrat Imama Square is located in the residential area of Sibzar, which is one of the oldest parts of Tashkent. According to scientists, many years ago this complex was the center of Shash. Khazrat Imam consists of the following architectural monuments: mausoleum of Kaffal Al-Shashi, Islamic institute named after al-Bukhari, the building of Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, Khazrat Imam Square and Djami mosque. 

Mustakillik (Independence) Square

Mustakillik (Independence) Square is the main square of Uzbekistan which accommodates the administrative buildings. On the main entrance of the Square there is a beautiful arc decorated with symbolic sculpture of a stork. In the center of the Square one can see a huge sculpture of bronze globe with volumetric geographical outlines of Uzbekistan. You can take a walk in the nearest park under the shades of tress and enjoy the fountains. 

Tashkent Metro

Tashkent is the only Central Asian city that has metro. The construction of Tashkent metro began in 1973. Currently its lengths is 47 kms. Every guest mentions about its cleanness, as well as original and amazing design of stations. Tashkent metro can be with no exaggeration proclaimed as one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Monument of Courage

Monument of Courage was built for the memory of Tashkent earthquake that happened on the 26th of April 1966. The monument symbolizes the overcoming of all elemental adversity. Monument of Courage was built in 1976, 10 years after the tragedy.

Museum of Applied Arts

Museum of Applied Arts preserves around 7000 unique exhibits: porcelain and ceramic wares, pictures, fabric, gold embroidery masterpieces, national dresses and jewelry. The museum was founded in 1937 in the Palace of Russian diplomat Alexander Polovtsev. The educational tour across Tashkent will not be full if you do not visit the Museum of Applied Arts, and get acquainted with national heritage - the best works of Uzbek handicrafts.

The Old Town

The Old Town of Tashkent is a marvelous part of the city, which preserved the outlook of past centuries. Here you can see small houses made of clay with beautiful and clean yards, front gardens, narrow twisted streets, ancient madrassahs and mosques.

The Palace of the Romanovs

The Palace of the Romanovs was built in 1891 in Tashkent. The residence stands out from other historical monuments of the capital of Uzbekistan: carved arrays, decorative towers, elegant sculptures. Nowadays, The Palace of the Romanovs is used as the House of reception by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan.

Memorial to the Victims of Repression (Shakhidlar Khotirasi)

Memorial to the Victims of Repression or the museums to the memory of victims of repression was opened in the Spring 2000. The complex consists of scenic park, the museum itself and rotunda with symbolic nephritis gravestone. On the gravestone one can read a carved inscription in three languages (Arabic, English and Uzbek) that says “The memory of those, who sacrificed themselves for the freedom of their nation will live forever”.

Tashkent TV Tower

Tashkent TV Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Central Asia. It was built in 1985. Its height reaches 375 meters. It weights around 6000 tones. Tashkent TV Tower is the world’s 11th tallest building. It is 75 meters higher than Paris Eiffel Tower. It can be seen from almost any angle of the city.

Kukeldash Madrassah

Kukeldash Madrassah was built in the XVI-th century on the hills of Chor-su. This building is one of the biggest monuments in Tashkent. In the XVIII-th century madrassah was used as caravanserai. Burned bricks were used at its construction. The madrassah was decorated by glaze tiles and majolica, which were well preserved on the portal and façade of the building.

Chor-su oriental bazaar

Chor-su oriental bazaar or official name calls it “Eski Djuva” has a two-thousand-years history. The name “Chor-su” is translated as “Four streams” and “Eski Djuva” as “Old Tower”. The market is the heart of Old town and owns the status of the biggest and ancient trading centers in the entire Central Asia. You can purchase unique handicraft products, Uzbek national fabric, dried fruits, vegetables and other gifts of sunny Uzbekistan.