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Fascinating building

What a beautiful building this is. Exquisite tile work and wonderful proportions. Great minarets... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Keighley, United Kingdom
Amazing madrassah with the lions

This place is just as amazing as the one opposite and also very picturesque. We saw a fellow... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Peter R
Buderim, Australia
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One of the 3 Muslim clergy academies surrounding the Registan.
Registan square, Samarkand 140164, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

What a beautiful building this is. Exquisite tile work and wonderful proportions. Great minarets and domes. I just loved it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place is just as amazing as the one opposite and also very picturesque. We saw a fellow repairing the minarets on a rope line. There are fabulous colours and lots of photo opportunities of this repaired ancient madrassah.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

That is with the tigers over the entrance gate. For me unusua and I liked that the best of all the 3 madrasas of Registan.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marekp59
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is a different kind of Madrasah as it includes some tigers and animals in the top part of entrance something unusual in Muslim architecture. The inside in my opinion is beautiful but the least spectacular of the three

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 7 June 2018

After admiring the Sher Dor's beautiful tile work on the front and entry portal and visiting the interior courtyard and souvenirs, you exit back out to the Registan. Be sure to visit the two small mausoleums in the front wall (facing the Registan). It is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank M A
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

What makes up Registan Square so special it is the great collection of buildings covered in tiles in blues green and turquoise. The domes are brilliant turquoise. Truly brilliant

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Clarky57
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Must visit and this place is part of the Registan Square. Again take lots of pictures as this place is so interesting and ideal for superb shots. Here like the previous site you will need about 45 minutes. I strongly suggest you have a guide...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank sigzag
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Very beautiful. One gets tired of repeating oneself but that is exactly what each and every one of the monuments here is. Go, visit each they are all extremely elaborate and totally amazing

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This a very particular monument, we'd say unique because of the two tigers following their two gazelles drawn on the facade's top. No other Islamic works are usually allowed to show any other living being. The internal majolicas are wonderful, It seems each piece different...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Davide T
Reviewed 20 December 2017

If you visit Rejistan Square, you will want to visit this place as it's one of three main buildings the comprises Registan Square. Unlike its neighbors, Uglubek Madressah that bears a famous name, and Tillya Kori with a beautiful golden mosque, Sher Dor doesn't have...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Geminican
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