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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  • The tomb of Uzbekistan's hero, Amir Timur. After seeing The Legistan Square, I thought that i would be less impressed, but I was overwhelmed by the glittering interior. It is a hero's grave. It was still cherished by the people of Uzbek.
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  • June 28, 2019 visited with his wife the mausoleum, which houses the remains of a great man - Tamerlane himself! What can I say? You wonder how this miracle has been worth it for 6 centuries! The mausoleum is beautiful and majestic both outside and inside. After his visit there was a sea of emotions!
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  • Splendid Muslim architecture and place to seek solace
  • Timur is a tyrant for the rest of the world. In Uzbekistan, he is the foremost national hero. Guess history is about who writes it. This is the mousoleum where Timur is buried. The outside is gorgeous. Elegant and clean design - not an over-engineered excess. The inside is breathtaking. Particularly the room with the tombs. I sat in a corner watching the locals and families come in and pray. Quiet moments that take you into the far far past.
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