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. Plan to see Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape and other attractions that appeal to you using our Baku holiday planner.
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  • about 45 minutes from Baku visited this site featuring rock boulders brought down from the mountains through erosive processes on which are drawn countless examples of rock art. excellent description of the guide who spoke fluent Italian. recommended!
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  • This was interesting as there are hundreds of rock carvings making this an impressive site. The guide's English abilities vary greatly and while a guide is not needed for the museum, it is helpful at ...  more »
  • This is one of the best place I visited in Azerbaijan. A jump in the prehistoric past, with hundreds of amazing "petroglifo". We had a wonderful local guide in our Azeri trip, his name is Elchin, and ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great view of offshore oil platforms
  • Quite an interesting place, you can climb paths, explore rock painting, visit the Museum.
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  • An hour's drive from Baku. Be sure to visit rock art 15-30 thousand years ago.
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  • Incredibly, very modern educational Museum, I recommend a visit!
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