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Khovrenko Vineyards

Khovrenko Vineyards

The wines of Samarkand have been famous since antiquity. However, modern commercial production of wine dates from 1868, when Dmitri Filatov, a Russian merchant, founded a small, largely experimental wine…

Samarkand Regional Museum of Local Lore

Samarkand Regional Museum of Local Lore

This is located in the old Jewish quarter of the city, in what was once the private residence of a leading Samarkandi merchant, Abram Kalantarov. The building, which dates from…

Afrosiab History Museum

Afrosiab History Museum

This, arguably Uzbekistan’s most famous museum, is of world-class significance. It is located just outside Samarkand, by the ancient city of Marakanda – one of the largest archaeological…