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"Medrese Ulughbek" Top 5 Page for this destination Registan Tip by nepalgoods

Registan, Samarkand: 51 reviews and 137 photos


When you enter the Registan Square from the street, the Medrese Ulughbek is to the right. Opposite is the impressive fassade of Medrese Schir Dar with its tigers. It seems, that I forgot to take a pic of the fassade of Medrese Ulughbek as I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the Schir Dar. That is a pity, as Ulughbek Medrese is also very beautiful and impressive. The medrese is one of the oldest in whole Centralasia, build by the astronom and architect Ulughbek in 1420.

The ornaments are rich with many different stars, flowers and scripts. This excellent art seems to emphasize the importance of the Medrese Ulughbek as an university for science, art and technique. Specially during the 15th century it was one of the best universities in the whole Islamic world.

The group of statues in the entrance to Medrese Ulughbek show some famous scientists and artists of the 15th century with Ulughbek sitting in the middle.

Directions: Registan Square

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2007
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