Places to Visit

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Old City: The history of Old City goes back to 12 Century. The city is full of different historic menuments, including Synig Gala Minaret (XI century), the fortress walls (XI-XII centuries), Haji Gayyub Bathhouse (XV century) and many others. Old city, together with Maiden Tower and Shirvanshahs’ Palace, are considered as number 1 attraction for the visitors. The three monuments became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Median Tower: Median Tower (XII century), which is used as a shelter during the wars, now operates as a museum. The tower also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Side. Median Tower is the historic symbol of Azerbaijan.

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Shirvanshahs’ Palace: Shirvanshahs’ Palace is another masterpiece of Azerbaijani architects. The palace is the biggest monument on Absheron. Similar to other monuments, the Palace is included to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

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Carpet Museum: Azerbaijan is a country of flying carpets. The different regional carpet schools are located in Azerbaijan. The Carpet Museum will give you the inspiration of different style carpets with different ornaments.

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The Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex in the open air to preserve the monuments in the territory of the Qala State History and Ethnography Museum and enrich the Preserve by bringing in archaeological finds discovered in Absheron. Petroglyphs covering the period from the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. to the Middle Ages, gavaldash (tambourine stone), ceramics, domestic and adornment items, weapons and coins, conserved remnants of an ancient residential complex etc. found in the Absheron peninsula were placed at the Complex.

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Upland Park: Baku’s Upland Park is the highest point in the Azerbaijani capital, opening a panoramic view of the city and its bay. The city’s residents and visitors often come here to see a bird’s eye view of Baku, and just have a walk.

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Ateshgah Temple: The Ateshgah Temple or the Fire Temple is an castle like temple located on the Surakhani suburb of Baku. The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and a tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was abandoned after 1883.

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Khinalug: Khinalug is the oldest settlement in Azerbaijan at the height of 2100-2200 meters above sea level. The villagers call it Kyat and designate themselves as kyaty – direct descendants of the biblical Noah. Khinalug is over 5,000 years old. For centuries, this village has been cut off from civilization by hard-to-reach mountains with dangerous rocky cliffs. Due to the isolation, its residents managed to preserve their unique language, not belonging to any language group, as well as traditions and customs found nowhere else.

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Diri Baba Mausoleum: The Mausoleum is located at Maraza village, which is built on the 15th century and located within an old cemetery. The originality of this structure is that the architect “built” the tomb into the rock. This is a place for pilgrim visitors.

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Shamakhi-Juma Mosque: Shamakhi Dzhuma is oldest and largest mosque in Azerbaijan. According to the legend the mosque was built in the 8th century when Shamakhi was chosen as residence by the Arabian caliphate.

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Lahij: Lahij is a historical-architectural resort built in the 5th century in Girdimanchay River canyon (The Major Caucasus). This village is named after Iranian tribe lagich which came there in the 4th–5th There ancient mosques and baths, medieval water pipe and sewer system have survived.

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Kish Church: Kish is one of the oldest villages in the territory the present Azerbaijan and a well-known with its unique architectural monument, a temple from the period of the Caucasian Albania. The current building of the temple of Saint Elisei was erected in the 10-12 centuries. At that time, according to what some scholars’ opinions, the temple in Kish is standing on the same place where the Apostle Elisei had founded his church. Kish temple is often called the Mother of temples in Caucasus.

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Chukhur Gabala: Chukhur Gabala is the archeological side of remains of historic Gabala. The remains of medieval water pipe and sewer system have still survived.

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Tufandag. Tufandaq”Winter-Summer Tourism Complex offers cable car rides at any time of the year, skiing on the ski tracks of different difficulty level, ski training and ski school, catering service (cafe and restaurants), entertainment centres for kids, hotel and other services.

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Shahdag. Pristine glaciers and deep ravines, stunning mountain lakes and canyons, and an ecological treasure trove of plants and animals. 
This is Shahdag in all its splendour. With a climate favouring year-round sports and leisure, 
Shahdag ranges from winter lows of -20°C to pleasant summer evenings of 20°C. 
An incomparable location for one of the world’s largest national parks, and within it, one of the region’s largest ski resorts.