Uzbekistan and its majestic cities
(Introduction to Uzbek architecture and art)
Uzbekistan is amazing, Uzbekistan is magnificent, Uzbekistan is unique and incredibly colorful. In its majestic cities, in the narrow streets centuries-old history is still kept written in complex patterns on the walls of mosques and madrasahs. There is a unique spirit of trade in its bustling bazaars which has been hovering here since the time of the Silk Road when long caravans full of oriental riches in the form of magnificent carpets, spices, silk, ceramics and other household items and art objects skillfully made by craftsmen passed through the high gates of the fortresses and the goods were exchanged one for another in large retail spaces.
Medieval craftsmanship has survived to this day, and today a new generation of masters in gold embroidery, artistic painting, ceramics, blacksmithing and pottery, wood carving, carpet making and other arts is growing up in families.
On this tour, we invite you to plunge into the atmosphere of an oriental fairy tale, visit the incredibly beautiful medieval buildings of the once most significant cities on the Great Silk Road. You will see ancient mosques, architectural complexes and ensembles, madrasas and modern squares of such cities as Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand.
But the main emphasis on this tour is made on crafts and craftsmanship which over the centuries has been passed down from generation to generation with its unique secrets and the amazing gift of the forefathers to make not just products but real works of art.
An unusual and exciting program around the cities of Uzbekistan will leave extraordinary and colorful memories filled with the splendor of architecture, warm hospitality and delicious oriental sweets!