Registan Square

Registan Square is the central square of the city of Samarkand, which in translation means “a place covered with sand”. Registan was named the main square in the cities of the Middle East.

Samarkand square is the most famous “registan” due to the famous architectural complex of the XV-XVII centuries located on it, the center of which is the Ulugbek Madrasah (1417-1420), Sherdor Madrasah (1619-1636) and Tillya-Kari Madrasah (1646-1660). The complex of three madrasahs is a unique example of the art of urban planning and a remarkable example of the architectural design of the main square of the city. It is one of the clearest examples of Persian architecture.

In 2001, this complex, along with other ancient historical buildings of Samarkand, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.