Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Baku

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Bake bread, weave, or forge iron the ancient way and explore a pre-historical dwelling at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex. This open-air museum complex details Azeri history since the 3rd millennium BCE. Spanning 1.2 hectares (3 acres), the complex also has a large collection of petroglyphs, tambourine stones, ceramics, clothing items, weapons, and coins excavated in the area of the Absheron Peninsula. Central to the location is a well-preserved 10th-14th century stone fortress with a 13.8 m (45 ft) tall tower and restored traditional rooms featuring carpets and a sizable collection of silverware, tea-brewing equipment, and horse-drawn carriages. A sheep pen and many workshops provide hands-on experience of the past. Put Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku travel itinerary planner.
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  • Really enjoyed our trip to Qatar. It's a beautifully restored and nanichred site. Some say too much so but we really enjoyed it nonetheless. Plenty to see and do with English displays accompanying mos...  more »
  • Actually quite difficult to find,not very well signposted,a shame as it was very interesting and you really could imagine living centuries ago.Much to see.Seperate fee for the museum which holds many ...  more »
  • Archaeological and ethnographic museum complex includes four museums, of which one is free (modern art museum) in the remaining stands 4 manats per adult and 20 kopeks per child. Guide 10 manats per each museum. All the museums are worth their money, but a guide can take only the archaeological part. This will be enough to learn about the history of this place and all that was found here. The Museum of modern art is interesting.
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  • Place where i felt the ancient era of azary people.
  • Worth spending half a day or even a day there. 3 great museums and outdoor park with animals.
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  • The place is an outdoor open Museum tells the way of life and alazerbiganin homes, and indoor Museum contains some money, clothing and many old Sable tea Kettle, Castle, Museum of contemporary art, I think that this place is too modest.
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  • Interesting and informative.
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