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The majority of Azerbaijan cities look like huge museum complexes. Without a doubt, Baku remains the most appealing destination for tourists. The old part of the city is home to hundreds of historic landmarks, castles and mosques. The Old Town is sometimes even called “the Baku Acropolis”. It is home to such famous sights as the Palace of Shirvanshahs, Maiden Tower, Icheri Sheher Fortress, The Mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi and numerous mosques, the most famous of which are Muhammad Ibn Abi Bakr Mosque, Molla Ahmad Mosque, Mirza Ahmad Mosque and Juma. There are also Christian shrines in the city, for example, Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral. In Baku, you will find more than 30 museums, 7 theatres and several concert halls.
There are also several signature landmarks in Baku suburbs. The village of Qobustan is home to unique rock drawings, many of which were made more than 10 thousand years ago. There are also several medieval fortresses, old cemeteries and awesome caves in the mountains. The size of this culture reserve is more than 100 thousand square kilometers. Qobustan has become an important stop in tourist excursions and trip planning.
Shabran is another town that is worth attention of vacationers. This historic centre was founded as a protective and strategic post. Many ancient facilities, such as Gilgilchay and Ciraq Qala fortresses have survived till our days. The northern part of Azerbaijan is the location of another ancient city – Besbarmaq that has the right to be called the most beautiful city of the country. Simply no other city in Azerbaijan can compete with Besbarmaq in terms of the number of parks, botanic gardens and nature reserves. The most popular landmarks are Afruja waterfalls and Tengi canyon. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The town of Semaha is an interesting tourist destination because of its numerous ancient castles and mosques. The most famous museum in the town was named after famous poet Mirza Sabir. Do not forget to visit Qiz Qalasi Fortress, Juma Mosque and the mausoleum of Addy-Gyumbez.
Baku, Azerbaijan The town of Sheki is known as one of the oldest settlements in Azerbaijan. The town and its suburbs still hide numerous ancient buildings, towers and castles. Most precious findings are exhibited in the Museum of Archaeology. All artefacts there were found during archaeological excavations in Sheki and surrounding regions. As Azerbaijan is an old country with rich history, there are magnificent old buildings, shrines and monuments in almost every town in the country, and numerous theatres, museums and galleries will make your stay there even more pleasant.
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Famous and uniques places in Azerbaijan from our review series

Bull Island Balls

From the series “Most curious artifacts of extraterrestrial origin”
In Azerbaijan, not far from Baku is the tiny Bulla Island, which is known under the name Hyarya Zirya. On this island in the seventies of the last century the geologist Konstantin Mamedov discovered the mysterious spherical formations. In total, the researcher has found 21 bullets. All the formations had the same structure and were clearly divided on two halves with the deep gating.

The scientists involved in meteorite research immediately drew the parallel between the discovery of Mamedov and the mysterious Salzburg meteorite because their sections were similar. To the research targets, it was decided to split pairs of spheres. All the balls selected were easily split along the joint.

The base of the spheres was aluminum and less than 20% of the structure was the uniform alloy of … Read all

Sumgait

From the series “Top 14 most polluted cities of the planet”
From the ecological point of view, the cities of the world are worth mentioning the Azerbaijani city Sumgait - the great center of the chemical industry. According to 2012, about 285 thousand people live in the city, many of which work in the industrial sector. Gradually, the chemical industry was not the main industry of the city; In Sumgait, today there are large machine builders, food processing companies, as well as the major centers that produce the building materials.

The townspeople and the industrial representatives are extremely curious about the statements about the bad influence of the farms on ecology. The city dwellers do not want to believe that their city is facing the huge ecological disaster and reject any reports from the ecologists. Over the last decade, a series of … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Azerbaijan

Baku
Primorsky Boulevard is known as the favorite place of rest among locals and tourists. It stretches just along the coastal line and is known as a perfect place for unhurried romantic walks. The boulevard is decorated with old chestnut trees, bright flowered beds, picturesque fountains and palms. Here you can also visit multiple shops, souvenir outlets, restaurants, cafes, and movie theaters. Just several minutes of ride on a cable railway and you will leave the boulevard and reach spacious … Read more

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