Gabala, which is located about 225 km away from the capital city of Azerbaijan, is a perfect place for rest and tourism. The weather here is mild in spring and autumn, hot in summer and cold in winter. In addition to marvelous weather, Gabala suggests gorgeous historical monuments, which emerge all around the city and its vicinity.
The city of Sheki is located 380 km to the west of Baku close to Georgian border. Sheki is set in a picturesque mountain area rich in narrow gorges and green valleys, springs, purest rivers, water falls and mineral water springs framed by dense woods and alpine meadows. Not far from Sheki in one of the most beautiful and picturesque places of the country is the Markhal Resort.
Sights of Baku, Azerbaijan
Touristic Places of the Land of Fire
Baku is so rich in attractions that one can easily spend three days walking around the city and might find it not enough to enjoy all beauties of this Caucasian city. It usually takes two more days to see the landmarks in the surroundings of the capital.
Baku is a wonderful city on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Centuries-long history is reflected in its medieval landmarks, where the special place is given to the Old city called Icheri Sheher. On the other hand, it is a fast-growing megapolis with glittering skyscrapers and unusual architectural monuments of the 21st century. Oriental past and hi tech future is entwined in the way that it gives an impression of taking a journey through time.
The biggest attraction of Baku is Primorskiy Bulvar (boulevard) that stretches many kilometers along the shores of the Caspian Sea. It is one of the beloved spots of city dwellers and tourists because of picturesque alleys with trees and fountains, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. In addition to this, from the Primorskiy Bulvar you can get to the Nagorniy Park where you will get a breathtaking view of the city.
There are different kinds of attractions in the surroundings of Baku as well. The most ancient one is the Gobustan Museum of Petroglyphs not far from another landmark – mud volcanoes. Another interesting touristy spots are fire monuments, flaming hill of Yanardag and temple of fire worshippers Ateshgyah. If you take a chane to travel Baku vicinities, don’t miss a chance to see the historical-ethnographic museum of Gala.