A one-day cultural tour to Nukus, the capital of the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan, located in northwestern Uzbekistan. In this city, surrounded by the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts, there is a unique Savitsky Museum, which contains works by avant-gardists disgraced during the Soviet regime. There you will see not only rare paintings of prominent Soviet artists, such as A. Volkov, Usto Mumin, R. Falk, A. Serov, U. Tansykbaev and others, but also learn the story of the tragic fate of artists and how their paintings got into this museum. In addition to the Soviet avant-garde, the museum has a magnificent collection of applied art of Karakalpaks and the peoples of Central Asia. You will receive an excursion to Nukus, as well as a visit to the Mizdakhan necropolis and the ancient defense fortress Gyaur-Kala.
Day 1: Tashkent - Nukus - Tashkent
Transfer to the airport and departure to Nukus * (1255 km., 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and visit the famous Savitsky Museum (Monday - day off). The famous museum contains the second largest collection of avant-garde Russian art in the world and an exhibition of applied art of the peoples of Central Asia, collected by Russian artist and philanthropist I.V. Savitsky. A short trip to the center of Nukus: a visit to the monument to the Karakalpak poet Berdakh, the Nukus Hokimiyat and the Dramatic Theater.
In the afternoon, visit the Mizdakhan necropolis - the ancient cemetery and one of the most famous places of Muslim pilgrimage in Karakalpakstan. Trip to the ruins of the fortress Gyaur-Kala. Return to Nukus. Transfer to the airport, flight to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel / home.
Duration: 5 hours