Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, Baku

4.5
A national historical landmark and a World Heritage Site, Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape preserves ancient stone relics, rock carvings, and mud volcanoes. Located on the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge, the reserve shelters more than 6,000 engraved images of prehistoric lifestyles, hunting, and animal and plant life, dating back between 5,000 and 40,000 years. Observe surrounding natural wonders where wild roses, figs, pears, and junipers grow among heaps of rocks and stones. Besides examining petroglyphs, you can also visit Gaval Dash--a large flat stone that produces a tambourine-like sound when struck. Put Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku trip app .
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  • Place is correctly marked on google maps. There is a museum and then a 2 min drive up to the hills to see the rocks. The mud volcanoes are about 10Kms away. The site can be accessed by a 4 WD, but adv...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing place for visiting if you as me passioned about historic and prehistoric places! There you can see a lot of wall paintings that were made long time ago. Transportation is not great ...  more »
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  • A must see in Azerbaijan, and we would definitely recommend to take a guided tour. We were explained exactly where we can see all the petroglyphs and their meanings. A spectacular place with a lovely view over the Caspian Sea
  • This is a beautiful mountainous region with ancient carvings on one side and the calm Caspian Sea on the other. You can easily spend a good 1 to 2 hr walk in this region. Recommend to wear walking/running shoes while visiting this place. Its rich in history, has a museum, a small local restaurant, washroom etc. This place does have snakes so always walk in groups and never leave kids alone as it can be accident prone due to the uneven rocky walk area. Always walk on the pathway only!! Enjoy the cold drink outside that an old lady sells, she says she prepares it from water pumped out of the mountain directly.
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