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Sher Dor Madrasah

Registan square, Samarkand 140164, Uzbekistan
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Beautiful madrassah

This is one of the Registan madrassas. I enjoyed the musical instruments show-demonstration given... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Incedible Madrasah

Whilst part of Registan Square, the Jewel in the Crown of Uzbekistan, Sher Dor Madrasah holds its... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Paulette A
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Registan square, Samarkand 140164, Uzbekistan

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the Registan madrassas. I enjoyed the musical instruments show-demonstration given by the owner of a shop in the back building.

1  Thank Fane_Babanul
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Whilst part of Registan Square, the Jewel in the Crown of Uzbekistan, Sher Dor Madrasah holds its place amongst the others. The façade is wonderful with brilliant coloured tiles in amazing patterns. But what sets it apart from all other Medrasah are the images of...More

Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 26 July 2016

What's unusual about this madrassah is the imagery of lions, human faces and the Zoroastrian sun symbols. This Shiite built building has imagery which is typically taboo (haram) for Muslims. In addition to these odd images, this is a sumptuous feast for the eyes.

Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The second Madrasah to be built in the Registan FX DX style"has 54 hujras (cellsg where students lived). Here minarets are placed along the front facade while the two other corners have ribbed domes. The peculiarity is the decorative composition above the portal arch, the...More

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Like the others in Registan, take your time and appreciate it. Make sure to see all the symbolism and sit down and enjoy the place.

Thank PavRao
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is a given in Islamic architecture that human /animal forms are NEVER portrayed, so it must have been a complete shock and outrage when the decoration of this madrasah was finally finished, because it portrays, in bold and stunning tile-work, two figures of tigers...More

1  Thank JP1946
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The Registan's second built madrasah was the least impressive overall but still visit-worthy. Most guides will immediately point out the two felines on the outside which are interesting enough, however a visit to the courtyard revealed quite a bit of construction going on which limited...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This madrassa, known for the tigers on its door, has had much less internal restoration work done than the other two that surround it. Consequently, the visitor gets a better understanding of the state of the building for much of its history. There is a...More

Thank CDMG123
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Like the Tilya Kori Madrassah, this madrassah occupies one side of the impressive Registan Square, and as such, is hard to miss. Check them all out!

Thank dr_iggy
Reviewed 11 November 2014

A magnificent Madrasa built between 1619 and 1636 by Yalangtush Bahadur. On the front of the madrasah are Tigers chasing Deer. the twin suns have human faces. This seems to be against all things Islam. the influence of Zoroasterism can all so be seen. Very...More

1  Thank navyfenton
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