Hazrat Hizr Mosque


Visit Guide to Hazrat Hizr Mosque

The first mosque built by the Arabs. It was built next to the road that led to Samarkand. The President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, is buried on the territory of the mosque. A beautiful place with a beautiful view of the Historical part of Samarkand.

Getting There

You need to go here early in the morning. This place is located in the old town, closer to the airport to get to. Near the circle of architectural art of Samarkand. The largest market of the city of Samarkand is located nearby. every person leaving should start his journey from here.

How to get to dream-Khizir in Samarkand?

Bus stop:. “st Shakhi Zinda”, № 1, 8, 9, 12, 22, 25, 33, 44, 54, 64, 66, 70, 71, 72, 77, 83, 88.

What to Expect

The most beautiful place in Samarkand and free to visit, I recommend you to visit, an excellent observation deck opens onto the city from this place, and gazebos with shade in which you can relax, you can’t take pictures in places-there are signs hanging, but looking at this beauty, the hand is reaching for the camera, the police are not really chasing for this and turn a blind eye to tourists with cameras, they even managed to take a selfie opposite the ancient wall. Very, very beautiful.

It looks majestic on a hill. After the reconstruction was completed in 2006 on the initiative of Islam Karimov, it looks like a gift from one of the new rulers of Uzbekistan and a new model.

A good point for shooting panoramas of the city. It is located next to the old city cemetery. Not far from the market.

It looks great from the facade. There is a free Parking for cars. Which can be observed from many places of the city while traveling along its upper part.


A Muslim religious building in Samarkand on the southern tip of Afrasiab. The name of the mosque is associated with the name of the Prophet (nabi) Khizr is the patron saint of travelers, the legendary owner of the”living water”. The monument is located at the intersection of Shakhizinda and Tashkent streets.

In 2018, the mausoleum of the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov was opened on the territory of the mosque.

the first mention of the mosque dates back to the period of the Arab conquest of Sogd (the beginning of the VIII century) [1]. According to legend, after the capture of Samarkand by Kutyiba’s troops in 712, the Arabs tried to flood the city fortress (kala) by damming the Jui-Arzis canal. However, a huge white bird descended from the sky, which destroyed the dam. In commemoration of this event, one of the companions of Kuteiba, Muhammad ibn Vasa, built the Hazret-Khizra mosque on the site of the Zoroastrian temple revered by the Sogdians on the southern tip of Afrasiab at the Iron Gate. The mosque was completely destroyed in 1220 during the Mongol conquest.

Facilities Available

Hotels near the Hazrat Khizr Mosque are popular and in demand among tourists. Inexpensive accommodation facilities are ready to offer comfortable accommodation for a holiday or business trip. It is worth noting that guests can also book a room with a view of a landmark or an architectural monument. Such hotels as the Bek Samarkand Hotel, Regal palace Samarkand Hotel, bahodir B&B Hotel, and others.

And we can also eat delicious food in restaurants near the statue: Center of Plov, Restaurant Platan, Bibikhanum Teahouse, Du chinar restaurant and others.