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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Baku trip maker tool .
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  • Despite the fact that this complex is located about 30 km from the center of Baku in the village of Gala (hence the name), it must be visited. First, the settlement itself is interesting and the complex consists of several museums: archaeological and ethnographic, Museum of the castle, antiques and Samovars. Which makes it interesting for people of different interests and ages. And during Novruz holiday there are also theatrical performances. For example, on the territory of the Archaeological Museum, which is open-air, in addition to the architectural monuments of a thousand years ago, there is a mini zoo with a...
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  • A very interesting place. Several museums. Master classes for children. Minizoo. A well-informed Guide. There is parking. Children will love the garbage Museum, and horse riding, feeding of animals, while adults enjoy it all.
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  • The Museum is open, curious and interesting, pay a few bucks for Nice, English-speaking guide. I thought only some ancient Israel vases and culture of thousands of years. To see the home of the Flintstones.
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  • very good and historical place
  • Very good place to visit
  • Heritage Museum. Very good.
  • make history ? must visit :)
  • In 2008, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation created the Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex in the open air to preserve the monuments in the territory of the Qala State History and Ethnography Museum and enrich the Preserve by bringing in archaeological finds discovered in Absheron. SOURCE: Baku Travel Guide
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