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Independence Square in Tashkent

The arch of good and noble aspirations, Independence Square

The Independence Square is the main square of the country with the administrative offices of the Cabinet and the Senate. The entrance to the square is framed by the arch of good and noble aspirations with the sculptural images of storks. In the center of the square on the granite pedestal is placed the symbol of independence - the bronze ball, symbolizing the globe with a symbolic image of the Republic of Uzbekistan on it. At the foot of the obelisk there is the monument of the Happy Mother - the figure of a young woman with a baby in her arms.

The north side of the square is a park with the Alley of Fame and Memory. Located on both sides of the alley are the galleries with carved pillars and tracery bars featuring 14 stelae (the number of country’s regions) bearing the memory books with the names of all Uzbeks fallen on the battlefields of the Second World War. At the end of the alley there is the monument of the Sorrowful Mother and the eternal fire. The Independence Square has become the favorite recreation spot in Tashkent. There is a good tradition for the newlyweds to pay a visit to the Square on their wedding day.
 

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