Tashkent: what to visit in the capital of Uzbekistan
What to see in Tashkent, attractions and places to visit during a holiday, the Madrasa Kukeldash Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum.
Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, is located in the north-east of the country, in a fertile oasis irrigated by rivers and Circik Keles, tributaries of Syrdar’ja. The city is the main economic and cultural center of Uzbekistan, as well as an important railway junction on the line Transcaspian. Its origins are very old, dates back to 750 AD when it was founded by the Arabs.
It was destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1100 and was rebuilt two centuries after it was occupied by the Russian army in the course of 1800. The climate is continental, with cold winters and hot summers. The citizens of Tashkent are mostly Uzbeks, there are also minorities of Russians.
What to visit in Tashkent
Although little remains of its architectural heritage, apart from the madrasa Kukel das and the mausoleum Kaffal Shashi, you can visit its museums, the history and culture of this country, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Museum of Amir Temur.
In Tashkent there are also many theaters, the largest of which is the Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet. Besides that deserve to be remembered the Uzbek and Russian drama theaters, theaters dedicated to opera, puppet theater, children’s theater and experimental theaters.