Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Baku

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A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape preserves ancient stone relics, rock carvings, and mud volcanoes. Located on the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge, the reserve shelters more than 6,000 engraved images of prehistoric lifestyles, hunting, and animal and plant life, dating back between 5,000 and 40,000 years. Observe surrounding natural wonders where wild roses, figs, pears, and junipers grow among heaps of rocks and stones. Besides examining petroglyphs, you can also visit Gaval Dash--a large flat stone that produces a tambourine-like sound when struck. Put Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku trip app .
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  • We have booked a full day tour to visit the famous landmark in Baku. Gopbystan rock museum was the first one to see.the guide was quite speaker in describing the history behind the place. We spend 2 h...  more »
  • Gobustan is only about 40 minutes drive south east of Baku. The stone age rock art and drawings are amazing to witness. I would recommend travelling in a decent car especially if one intends to also v...  more »
  • Nice museum to see and understand the rock carvings. Followed by a tour of the rocks and carvings must visit place for the scenery  more »
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  • This is a must visit place when visiting Azerbaijan. The history of this place is incredibly astounding. Those hundred of rock arts provide glimpse of the way people live thousands of yeas ago.
  • State of the art museum. History well preserved. A place worth visiting. Fully enjoyed the trip. Visiting the area, one feels travelling through history. Great pleasure.
  • Came here with Holiday Factory tour. + Very nice long drive from Baku City, approx 1 hour. + Surreal environment, as if you have stepped in stone age. + Great history and present in front of you with actual evidence that how people used to live in such harsh conditions. + Great view of the city from top of the hill. + Restroom is available. + Get some good boots to walk on slipper socks during rainy season. - One restaurant available but charging really high for very cheap items like chai, tea for 3 Manat.
  • Gobustan is rich in archaeological monuments with more than 6,000 rock engravings dating back 5,000 to 40,000 years. AMAZING!
  • Place is historical and worth visiting. Very well kept
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