Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Baku

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Natural History Museum Specialty Museum
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. Plan to see Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape and other attractions that appeal to you using our Baku holiday planner.
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  • I enjoyed visiting here just to see where humans lived 40,000 years ago. It's pretty much what you'd expect, drawings on rocks. But still interesting. We walked through the museum, and it had some int...  more »
  • A part of the history of world civilization and if you're interested in paintings, history and people from old ages you have to come here. You won't lose anything really  more »
  • Nice museum at the entrance with multiple interactive display. Beautiful site, well organized, with many petroglyphs.  more »
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  • Nice museum at the entrance with multiple interactive display. Beautiful site, well organized, with many petroglyphs.
  • Subject for highly-educated antropologists to spend a week or so...
  • Nice Place to visit. Only 45 min drive from Baku City Center
  • It's really worthy to visit this site. As you will see on the map in the museum, there are not many places like this one around the world. The museum from its exterior doesn't looks like many things can be seen inside, but you will be surprised once you enter it.
  • Really amazing place. Must to visit:)