Gur Emir Mausoleum
Gur Emir Mausoleum
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The grave of Timur, built in 1404.
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  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India327 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    A very beautiful mausoleum of Amir Timur and his family. Gateway has beautiful muqarnas and fluted dome in blue colour is majestic. Interiors are even more beautiful with gilded decorations. A must visit monument in Samarkand.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 28, 2023
  • KatielouAustralia
    Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dazzling Architecture
    The mausoleum is a fine example of medieval architecture. The ribbed dome and vault walls are completely covered with a mosaic of light and dark blue glazed bricks, gilding, and painting. Dazzling is the only word that comes to mind.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 7, 2023
  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy6,786 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture
    This is a must-see in Samarkand, about a 10-minute walk from the Registan. You enter a huge, majestic building with courtyard. A corridor leads to a room whose walls are made of onyx and are painted with gold and azure colours. The tomb itself is made of black jade. The intricate artwork everywhere is simply breathtaking. Adult tickets: 30,000 Som/€2.40.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • LondonE3Traveller
    London, United Kingdom1,400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful mausoleum with very intricate, gold interior
    Beautiful mausoleum quite close to Rukhobod Mausoleum. Amazing interior with gold and multiple intricate patterns. There is a small section with information about Amir Femur’s empire. It is 30,000 sim for each adult to visit. Definitely a must see!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Fullyflatbed
    London, United Kingdom212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very worthwhile
    Not a huge amount to see but definitely worth a visit. The architecture is similar to the other buildings in Samarkand but each place has something different to experience. The actual burial room is very ornately decorated and feels serene if you take a moment to sit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom9,547 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Timurid architecture
    I dragged Deb out to see Timur's Mausoleum, about 15 minutes walk away from the Registan through a pleasant park. The park had lots of information on the gardens that Timur had built around the city as well as two huge bronze tigers and some nice fountains. The Mausoleum was very similar to all the other Timurid buildings we'd seen - no shock there - but we had a very polite greeting from the security guard and he welcomed us to his country which was lovely. It's unusual to go somewhere that has so few Western tourists that when they do arrive they are a novelty. Especially in the conext of Hamas insane attacks on Israel this weekend that have killed 600 people. The interior of the mausoleum was beautifully decorated in gold that seemed much less gaudy than the gold in European buildings, maybe because the Timurid blue tones it down compared to the royal red in Europe. The complex here is quite large and beautiful and by the look of the ruins around it must have been massive at one time. Well looked after now and clean, like all the other attractions we have seen.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rest place of Timur
    In this place Timur is buried. The dome of the mausoleum is simply astonishing as well the interior where the tombs are present. The internal side is perhaps even more majestic than the outside, with the golden decorated walls, the couple and the tombs. Inside it is quite small so expect a lot of people during the visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Frances B
    Yorkshire, United Kingdom911 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful mausoleum, with an interesting history
    A beautiful mausoleum housing the grave of Amir Temur. The building is walkable from The Registan and located in the Southwest of Samarkand in Amir Temur park. It is definitely worth a visit. It was built in the early 15th century and its fascinating history and magnificent architecture make it another of Samarkands must see buildings
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 30, 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I dragged Deb out to see Timur's Mausoleum, about 15 minutes walk away from the Registan through a pleasant park. The park had lots of information on the gardens that Timur had built around the city as well as two huge bronze tigers and some nice fountains.
The Mausoleum was very similar to all the other Timurid buildings we'd seen - no shock there - but we had a very polite greeting from the security guard and he welcomed us to his country which was lovely. It's unusual to go somewhere that has so few Western tourists that when they do arrive they are a novelty. Especially in the conext of Hamas insane attacks on Israel this weekend that have killed 600 people. The interior of the mausoleum was beautifully decorated in gold that seemed much less gaudy than the gold in European buildings, maybe because the Timurid blue tones it down compared to the royal red in Europe.
The complex here is quite large and beautiful and by the look of the ruins around it must have been massive at one time. Well looked after now and clean, like all the other attractions we have seen.
Written October 20, 2023
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy6,786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a must-see in Samarkand, about a 10-minute walk from the Registan.

You enter a huge, majestic building with courtyard.

A corridor leads to a room whose walls are made of onyx and are painted with gold and azure colours.

The tomb itself is made of black jade.

The intricate artwork everywhere is simply breathtaking.

Adult tickets: 30,000 Som/€2.40.
Written July 9, 2023
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia6,464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This mausoleum is genuine, dating back to the 14th century, but obviously heavily restored - the authorities tend to go a bit "over the top" in Central Asia. Notwithstanding, it is a very impressive, beautiful monument of a very important man. Timur, like him or not, was a sensational general and left a massive legacy, so deserves a splendid memorial. Gur Emir is just that. The turquoise, fluted dome, the rich muqarnas and golden ceilings are stunning.
Written November 14, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Another beautiful place in Samarkand which you must include in your itinerary. It might not be as large as Registan and Shah Izinda complexes, but it is also very significant. Amir Temur (and his relatives) are buried in Gur Emir Mausoleum, and he is the hero of Uzbekistan, you will see statues of him and streets named after him everywhere in Uzbekistan. So for Uzbek people, this place is very important. And I recommend paying the fee to enter, because you will see beautiful golden room inside, with amazing details.
Written January 8, 2023
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Fullyflatbed
London, UK212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Not a huge amount to see but definitely worth a visit. The architecture is similar to the other buildings in Samarkand but each place has something different to experience. The actual burial room is very ornately decorated and feels serene if you take a moment to sit.
Written August 5, 2023
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A beautiful mausoleum housing the grave of Amir Temur. The building is walkable from The Registan and located in the Southwest of Samarkand in Amir Temur park.
It is definitely worth a visit. It was built in the early 15th century and its fascinating history and magnificent architecture make it another of Samarkands must see buildings
Written November 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
In this place Timur is buried. The dome of the mausoleum is simply astonishing as well the interior where the tombs are present. The internal side is perhaps even more majestic than the outside, with the golden decorated walls, the couple and the tombs.
Inside it is quite small so expect a lot of people during the visit.
Written October 29, 2023
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Nancy D
Los Angeles, CA1,788 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
The tiled domes are amazing. Some look like there are trees growing from the cracks. On the day I was there the sky was so clear with hints of clouds. It was extraordinarily beautiful. The restoration work on these ancient buildings is really breathtaking.
Written October 23, 2022
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ViFi62
Bilthoven, The Netherlands169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This is definitely a must see when visiting Samarkand. It's the where Timur (and some of his family) are burried. The building is impressive and the dome is in my view one of Uzbekistan's architectural masterpieces. The inside of the monument is also very impressive, with beautiful gold leaf decorations.
Written December 25, 2021
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A very beautiful mausoleum of Amir Timur and his family. Gateway has beautiful muqarnas and fluted dome in blue colour is majestic. Interiors are even more beautiful with gilded decorations. A must visit monument in Samarkand.
Written May 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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