Tashkent Monuments

Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet Theatre

The State Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, named after Alisher Navoi is deservedly considered the leading theater of Uzbekistan, its national pride is in the center of attraction of music theater culture.It has a rich and glorious history with wonderful traditions. This story is a strong foundation of the high culture that let Opera and Ballet Theatre attract the worldcraftsmanship. For eight decades, the theater has accumulated its achievements to improve the experience of developing the humanistic principles.It became a fabulous school of ballet,traditionally high level of performance.Art in air.Palace of high art. Probably necessary choose right show to enjoy of performance perfectly.It was formed in 1939 on the basis of the Uzbek musical theater.The construction site was designated to be in the center of the city, at the place of Voskresenskiy Bazaar, which had been operating there since the end of the 19th century. The construction was in full swing when World War II began. The work was temporarily stopped and it resumed in 1945, with Japanese prisoners of war being used as labour force. In 1947 the new building of the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater opened its fretted doors to the audience. The 1500-seat theatre house has high acoustic qualities; from its ceiling there hangs a huge crystal chandelier. 

Theater Square with its shady chestnut alleys, well-groomed flowerbeds and cooling fountains has been for a long time one of the favorite rest places of Tashkent’s residents. During the years of its existence the theater has staged around 400 new productions. The high professional skills of the opera singers and ballet dancers allow to stage world-famous classical operas and ballets. 

Hast Imam Square

The architectural ensemble "Hazrat Imam", or as it is called today in Tashkent, "Hastimom" ( "The Holy Imam") is recognized as the religious center of the city. For centuries there were built different kinds of constructions, eventually there formed the current appearance of the ensemble.The complex of historical and architectural monuments formed around Mazar Kaffallya ash-Shashi - the first Imam and preacher of Islam in Tashkent, also he was the famous theologian and linguist, after whom the complex was named "Hazrat Imam". The Great theologian was revered by people, so he earned the title "the Great Imam" in the Arab world. Hazrat Imam Complex consists of architectural monuments: the Islamic Institute of al-Bukhari, Kaffalyaash-Shashi mausoleum, the building of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, Jami Mosque and the area of Hazrat Imam.

The library of spiritual control is stored more than thirty thousand books; there are two thousand rarities among them. The Holy book – Koran Osman, which is considered to be the oldest one, is the special value for believers. Friday Mosque Jami is a master link of the vast area Hazrat Imam. The mosque was built in the tradidions of Central Asia architecture.  Architectural ensemble Hazrat Imam has already been the main attraction of Uzbekistan for thousand years.  

Amir Temur Square

Probably the most beautiful square in the Capital. The current Amir Temur Square (Central Square of New Town) was laid in front of the headquarters of the Turkestan Military District, on the initiative of the second Governor-General MG Chernyaev in 1882, under the name of the Konstantinovskypark.The square represented a small park in the center of the city surrounded by buildings of women and men’s gymnasium, normal school and state bank.Since then the main monument in the center of the square was changed several times. Later, it became Kaufmann’s Square. Then The Bolsheviks renamed Kaufmann's square Revolution Garden and replaced him with a monument to Free Workers in 1917. And monument to 10th anniversary of October revolution in 1927.Until 1947 when Stalin arose, imposing and avuncular. In 1968, long after Joseph's disgrace and removal, came a gargantuan bronze head of Karl Marx, hair and beard cascading in the rush to communism. Finally, during the Independent days, In 1993, at the close of theexperiment his philosophy spawned, Marx was toppled by Tamerlane, rehabilitated from feudal despot to Uzbek hero. Now, Amir Timur Square is a lush, green space with plenty of flowers and fountains. Roads radiate from here to the north, east and south of Tashkent, and the city's most important buildings, both political and cultural, are concentrated on the square and in the immediate vicinity.Tashkent Chimes, the symbol of Tashkent city were also located here. They have been erectedin 1947 in the memory of soldiers who were perished during World War II. Each 15 minutes chimes with strike, counting new life time in peace. The new forum building, which was found couple of years ago with oriental style, also attracts guests.

The tour through modern Tashkent would be better to start from Amir Temur square, that is literally forms the centre of Tashkent and from where you can move in any direction to explore that or another part of Tashkent.

Independence Square

Independence Square, proud of the nation, is the main square of the country, where the administrative offices of Ministers and the Senate building is located. During the soviet time this square was opened as Lenin Square. The fountains and parks were created at the same time. The world’s second largest monument of Lenin was set. Today, the square was almost changed. Entering the square, you will pass through the Arch of white columns decorated with sculptures of storks on the top of it, symbolizing the bright dreams and peace of the nations. The monument of Lenin was replaced by the monument of the globe with the map of Uzbekistan on it. At the foot of it, there is a monument to the Blessed Mother or Happy mother, holding a baby on her hands. Today this square became a favorite resting place for the residents and celebration place of Independence holiday.

Charvak Reservoir

Charvak, the most known mountains of Tashkent region, where people love to visit during summer holidays is a village called Charvak, where situated the Charvak hydro power plant and Charvak reservoir.

It’s located on the western side of magnificent mountains of the western Tien Shan. Here, located lakeshore resorts, recreation areas and children’s summer sports camps, waterfalls, caves , gorges, walnut groves, orchards. Here, you can visit of ancient rocks with hundreds of rock carvings, Hodjikentpetroglyphs which date back to 5-10th century BC. Another known place, Ski resort Beldersay is situated at an altitude of 1600 m on the slopes of Mount Kumbel. On Beldersay there is the longest ski trail and lift stretched for 3 kilometers. Skiing and snowboarding on the track and untouched slopes of Beldersay will leave unforgettable impressions and excitement of incredible beauty of the mountains.

On Beldersay you will find a network of entertainment services, motels, sightseeings and educational complexes. Beldersay strikes with its beauty of mountain cliffs, gorges, snow fields. Beldersay starts at the top of the Big Chimghan mountain. In the lower reaches of the sea (the river) there is a large clearing, the route goes through this clearing , which runs from the Urtakumbel Pass (1850 m) on the Chetkumbel Pass (1880 m) and then to Kumbel Pass (2,550 m). In these places there are a lot of juniper grows, sometimes occupying large areas. From the large Beldersay meadow the way goes to the Urtakumbel pass, the descent from which leads to the Marble river. In the lower reaches of the Marble River there is a large number of fossilized shells, saying that once there was the ocean.

Chorsu Bazaar

Chorsu is an oriental bazaar, the heart of old town and the center of public life which appeared thousand years ago on the intersections of trade roads, as big squares of Caravan Sarays and complexes of covered premises. This bazaar is the oldest one, not only in Uzbekistan but in whole Central Asian countries. Once in history, it served as the central square of cities, where gathered merchants and people to hear the announcement of news and orders of rulers, kings and khans. Today, it’s the most crowded modern trade complex is built with a glance of architectural features and traditions of urban development of previous epochs. In this oriental bazaar, there’s nothing you can’t find: fresh fruits, dried fruits, pistachios, tandoor cooked uzbek bread, fresh-killed meat, kazy (horse meat sausage), traditional teahouses, national dresses, textile shops, souvenir, handicraft shops and others. You would not like to leave the city without visiting this oriental bazaar.