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The Best Things to Do in Nakhchivan

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Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Site
One of the most iconic landmarks of Nakhchivan is without doubt the Mausoleum of Momine Khatun. The ten-sided structure, adorned with intrica
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Architectural Building
Don't miss one of Nakhchivan City's main attractions, Nakhchivan Khans' Palace. This exquisite oriental-style building is a real treat for hi
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Historic Site
Alinja Castle , Nakhchivan
For Azerbaijan’s answer to Machu Picchu head to Alinja Castle - a recent reconstruction of an ancient fortress sitting atop a cragged mountai
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Duration: 4 to 5 hours
First stop will be Ashabi Kahf.Ashabi-Kahf is a refuge in a natural cave in the eastern part of Nakhchivan town.Ashabi-Kahf's meaning in Arabic is "the owners of the cave." In the 18thsurah of the Holy Qur'an "Al-Kahf," Ashabi-Kahf wasmentioned. Khanegah tomb located near AlinjaTower. Khanegah was constructed of 20 x 20 x 5 meter burnedbrick. The building's pendentive is shaped like muqarnas. Thecomplex is made up of two mausoleums: one from the 15thcentury is attached to the other.Then you will be taken to AlinjaCastle.Alinja Castle, earlier in the 14th century, the castle wasknown as an Azerbaijani fortress – it is a tower located west ofthe village of Khanega, not far from the city of Julfa inAzerbaijan, on the right bank of the Alinja River (Alinjachay), onthe top of the Alinja Mountain.Here there is a museum alsowhich contaoins equipments from that century.
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Ashab-i Kehf , Nakhchivan
Ashab-i Kehf is a natural cave complex shrouded in legend. It is claimed to be the site of a story in the Koran known as the ‘Seven Sleepers’
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Religious Site
Noah’s Mausoleum , Nakhchivan
Local legend has it that after the Great Flood Noah’s Ark actually came to rest in Nakhchivan, where Noah is said to have then settled and la
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Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings · Caves
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country. It's also scattered with historical monuments and a growing list of intriguing attractions. Take a trip to Nakhchivan to discover sites such as the 12th-century Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and Khans' Palace. While driving the scenic route to Ordubad you'll see the iconic cleft peak of Mount Ilandag, said to have been carved out by Noah's Ark. Not surprisingly, this is becoming a truly unmissable destination to visit, where local people embrace visitors with amazing warmth and hospitality. Use our Azerbaijan road trip planner to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Nakhchivan.

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