Gabala is one of the foremost beautiful cities in Azerbaijan. it’s many attractions, either historical or natural places that are exciting for visitors. People choose this region to go to due to its many sightseeing opportunities. Gabala could be a unique place not just for its ancient architect from history but also for the natural landscape. Compared to the past this region has changed lots, and now it even has new infrastructure which incorporates skiing resorts within the mountains also because it is common. If you’re a nature lover, then come to go to this region even you’ll be able to impress the sweetness of nature and desire to measure here for the remainder of your life.

1. The Gates of Albanian

Caucasian Albania could be a modern exonym for a former state located in history within the Caucasus: mostly in what’s now western Azerbaijan (where both of its capitals were located) and southern Dagestan.

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The ruins of the gates of Albanian capital Gabala in Azerbaijan ©
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The ruins of the gates of Albanian capital Gabala in Azerbaijan ©
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The ruins of the gates of Albanian capital Gabala in Azerbaijan ©
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The ruins of the gates of Albanian capital Gabala in Azerbaijan ©
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The ruins of the gates of Albanian capital Gabala in Azerbaijan ©

2. City Mosque

The Mosque within the city of Gabala was built by the order of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Construction works started in May 2010, and therefore the Mosque was completed in early 2013. On February 28th, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the inauguration of the Mosque.

The building’s construction area is 715 m2, minaret’s height 25 meters. a complete of 600, including 450 men and 150 women, may offer prayers at a time. Ayahs from the Holy Qur’an were written on the Mosque’s walls and pillars, decorated with religious symbols. The Mosque features a room for an Ahong, lesson room, library, rooms for ceremonies, ablution rooms for men and ladies, still as ancillary buildings. The Mosque’s yard was improved, decorative trees planted, a high-end lighting system installed and two fountains built.

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3. Gabala Archaeological Center

In recent years, a very important place within the identification of the rich history of Gabala is presented by the works performed by SEBA – Association on the exchange of cultures of Azerbaijan and Korea. The three-story building in Gabala Archaeological Center consists of an exhibition area, an archaeological fund, a restoration laboratory, room, also as premises for the work of archaeologists. Archaeological excavations met mainly within the field of the traditional city of Gabala and territories of Salbir and Gala.

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4. Gabala Historical Ethnography Museum

The exhibits of the museum consisting of archaeological, ethnographical, and numismatic materials, ancient manuscripts, unique books, modern samples of the national arts, and natural resources form a full idea of the ethical structure of the population, historical monuments, geographical conditions, flora and fauna, modern condition of the culture and economy and development perspectives of the region. over 14000 findings belonging to the traditional and medieval centuries found during the archaeological excavations are exhibited and preserved within the exhibition halls and museum fund. The full area of the museum is 900 sq.m. together with unique books published beginning with 1778, modern books in several fields of science –history, archaeology, etc. are exhibited within the museum. The open-air exhibition has been established within the museum yard. The stone column pillars which were found during the excavations of ancient Gabala, the medieval gravestone monuments with relief ornaments, and therefore the Arabian inscriptions are exhibited here.

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5. Chukhur Gabala

Chukhur Gabala could be a village and a municipal center in the Gabala region. It’s located 25 km from the regional center of Gabala. To the east of the village, there are ruins of the traditional city of Gabala. Chukhur, which implies “groove” in English, has an importance within the history of Gabala. There are the castle and ruins of the traditional city and therefore the Gabala Historical-Cultural Reserve within the village. As a result of the perennial archaeological research here, the remains of enormous buildings, fortress walls, material, and cultural monuments of production and crafts were discovered. The coins found during the research testify to the intensive trade ties of Gabala within the 16th-17th century, with a variety of states within the world, including Iran and China. you’ll be able to find them within the Gabala Archaeological Center. The three-storey building of the Gabala Archaeological Center consists of exhibition halls, archaeological foundations, restoration laboratories, conference halls, and rooms where archaeologists work. About 1,500 exhibits found during the excavations are displayed at the exhibition.

6. Vendam Village

One of the most important villages of Gabala – Vendam is found 11 kilometers from the town center. There are many attractive places for tourists here. “Duyma” health and recreation center, “Semerana”, “7 gozal” hotel, and seven gozal (Seven Beauty) waterfall are located within the Vendam Village, additionally as famous “Vedre Bazaar”. it’s a street market that has no scales, and a bucket is that the only unit of measure here. Here, you’ll be able to find different types of fruit, vegetables, home-made cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, mountain grasses, prepared spices, fruit juices.

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7. Khazra Village Tombstones

The Khazra Village, which was located on the caravan route within the past, has scientific and historical significance. The history of the village goes back to the amount of the Arabic occupation of the region and the spread of Islam. For this reason, the traditional religious tombs and gravestones are found within the Khazra village. Khazra means “house, fireplace, dwelling place”. The village is found 4 km from the town center on the east of Alazan-Haftarah valley. within the village of Hazra, within the forest with about 3.5 hectares, different historical monuments belonging to the 16-17th century. There are three tombs within the territory of the Hazra: Sheikh Badaruddin Tomb (1446); Sheikh Mansur Tomb (16th century) and also Sheikh Mohammed’s tomb (15th century).

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8. World War II Memorial Park

Soviet Monument Outside Gabala celebrating the efforts of the Azerbaijanis during World War II

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9. Congress Center

The building consists of three floors and a 4.2 m depth basement. The peak of every floor is 6.9 m. Halls for negotiations, wardrobe, rooms for artists, 350-seat restaurant, administrator rooms, spacious foyer, the hall for elevators, sanitary centers, and lobby are available on the primary floor of the center. There’s a multifunctional 1200-seat conference hall, 92 m2 stage, VIP rooms, security rooms, rooms for artists and media, and a spacious lobby on the second floor of the center. The conference hall is converted into a plane shape by descending chairs for opposite purposes (concert, meeting, etc.). The stage of the hall has been constructed on the ascending and descending platform. There’s ATS, fire room, warehouse, car parking zone (5769 m2), room for the media, and lobby within the basement.

an 18-meter escalator and elevators are constructed within the building. there’s an underground park for 140 vehicles within the Center. The parking lot consists of two sections. The Second section will accommodate cars, while the second is supposed for buses. There is a flag square and landscaped park within the area.

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10. Gabaland

This Gabaland is stuffed with entertainment and feelings of joy. Come and see the foremost famous entertainment park in Azerbaijan, stuffed with magnificent amusement rides for kids and adults also as different and interesting events. Gabaland – is that the best park in Azerbaijan and also the most entertaining and exciting place for recreation. The leading park within the Caucasus region, Gabaland welcomes you with amazing amusement rides, endless joy for your family, and the fantastic hotel Gabala Resort. You’ll be able to get national souvenirs from the shops within the park made by local craftsmen. Convenient and wide car parking zone, wonderful mountain view, the cleanest air, tasty dishes within the restaurants and cafes, the beautiful garden filled with fragrant flowers – of these are watching for you in Gabaland with 16 ha area.

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11. Nohur Lake In Gabala

Nohur is a man-made lake. Lake was created after WWII with the purpose to provide water to surrounding villages. Presently Nohur Lake has become a well-liked recreation spot. it’s an outsized tree-lined body of water reflecting the Greater chain of mountains in its green-blue waters. Nohur is additionally for people who simply want to sit down and revel in the fresh air and knowledge of an excellent view of the mountains.

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12. Yeddi Gozel Waterfall

“Yeddi gozal” waterfall is found 4 km aloof from the center of Gabala city, within the settlement of Vendam of Gabala district. Located on the sting of the Oguz-Gabala highway Yeddi gozel waterfall may be a beautiful natural landscape.

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13. Tufandag Mountain Resort Of Gabala

Tufandag, just 4 kilometers from Gabala center, offers 12 kilometers of slopes, with a combination of challenging reds and blacks for experts and simple options for beginners. The slopes are kitted out with state-of-the-art snow guns and accessed by a network of cable cars, which provide gorgeous views of the Caucasus Mountains.

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14. Gabala Cable Car Tufandag Resort Station

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15. Central Library of Gabala

The Central Library of the Gabala region has begun to operate in 1930. Since 1976 it’s continued its activity as a CLS (Centralized Library System). For the primary time, the library began to control as a reading cabin so operated because of the library. CLS of Gabala region which unites 1 central library, 3 city branches, 3 settlement branches, and 20 village branches around has been operating because of the central library since 1930 and as CLS since 1976. Until 1976, 45 libraries were operating within the Gabala region: In 1976 the libraries within the region were centralized and CLS (Centralized Library System) was established. 5 Departments and 45 libraries were operating under the CLS. In 1978-1981, 73 libraries were operating within the region.

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