Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Baku
(4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A place worthy of attention. It's hard to believe in reality. Petroglyphs impressed our entire company. And everyone liked the Museum. The Museum turned out to be a modern, interactive. It will be interesting even to children, you can guess the animals depicted in the figures of ancient people. See how varied the landscape, climate. You will not regret
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  • Of course, this place is known primarily for its rock paintings (by the way, find them quite simply and without specialized guide paths everywhere, and absolutely no mistaking where to go), but I was mesmerized by the local scenery. Here it is worth to come to admire the bizarre rocks, well, ancient drawings can be a pleasant addition. Logistics-here it is better to go with an organized group tours or take a taxi. You can get yourself, but very uncomfortable.
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  • Rock paintings impressed! There are huge, there are small. The landscape is very interesting. And here is the Museum is optional to visit in my opinion. He declared as interactive, but even my 11-year-old daughter was bored.
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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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