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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  • Small museums and vast Rocky ruins. Museum is a small but interesting exhibit, Museum Shop sells souvenirs like pictograms mural in, good. Might be difficult to go on tour there's great monuments.
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  • If you are in Baku for a few days and have already seen most things in the city, I would recommend driving there (about a 60-minute drive). We usually stop there on our way to the mud volcanoes in Gob...  more »
  • Immediately after the world of volcanoes on the peninsula the mandatory mud Apszerońskim. Place which few in the world. Beware of snake!
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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...
  • Amazing ancient cave drawings.....
  • 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.
  • Nice Place to visit. Only 45 min drive from Baku City Center

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