Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Baku

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#7 of 14 in Museums in Azerbaijan
Natural History Museum Museum
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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  • We stopped here as part of a tour. It was okay. We went through one of the towers. There's a bit of history, but I found it underwhelming. The museum had some beautiful pieces, but I could have lived ...  more »
  • Interesting ethnographic museum with a wide range of artifacts, objects, tools that illustrate the life of the people and of the country's past. but I did not appreciate the enclosures with the poor chickens, the poor rabbits and, especially, the poor camels shorn and smelly, immaculate order, complex clashed so much immersed in flowers
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  • Upon entering you are offering to purchase tickets in the 1-2-3 Museum. Went everywhere, but in my opinion, attention should be paid to only one, and the cost of all the same. The same offers guide services, mprashivat at the checkout. 1. historical-ethnographic museum is worth a visit. Presented to the crafts and everyday life, weave carpets and tear up wool, a spindle thread is twisted, are knitted. There is a zoo with little one turned big! very old animals. The animals are hungry. There is a Soba it runs just so, eats everything offered. Very kind and joyful. The same bakery is tiny, thin lavash. There are artifacts in the field of excavations. 2. A Museum with displays of tableware, decorations, weapons, and a huge number of samovars. . Fortress-it has a tower on the Center, you can go to the top of the Tower, there is a circular observation deck. All.
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  • Very interesting place to visit. You will see living history here.
  • Worth spending half a day or even a day there. 3 great museums and outdoor park with animals.
  • Place where i felt the ancient era of azary people.
  • Amazing
  • Interesting

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