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Markets, Streets & Arcades
Axundov pr is peppered with halva shops...
This cafe has outside dining booths draped in living ivy and the menu includes AZN3 pots of mini vine-leaf dolma, tasty piti (AZN3) and good chicken soup (AZN1...
Hiking & Trekking
A 12km switchback track zigzags up from Marxal Resort to a spectacular viewpoint on a mountain plateau whose summer pastures are known as Xan Yaylağı. Ideal for a day’s walk (some short cuts possible) or horse ride...
This polished new centre remembers TV journalist and national hero Çingis Mustafayev who died in 1992 filming the Karabakh War...
Within the fortress walls the café interior is entirely uninspiring but the outside dining booths are quaintly draped in living ivy and the food is way better than you might anticipate...
Museums & Galleries
Across the road is a late-19th-century Russian church in unusual cylindrical form, built on the site of a 6th-century Caucasian Albanian original...
Despite the ironed, snow-white tablecloths, suede chairs and chandelier, this suave restaurant is nowhere near as expensive as it looks...
If you’re not put off by the sorry trophies and the ultratacky tiger portraits, this new ‘hunters restaurant’ makes a relatively comfortable place to sink beers. It also does kebabs (AZN2...
Tour groups are marched dutifully around this dowdy museum whose name is its most impressive feature...
The big main building is a wedding palace, not a regular restaurant, but food and tea are served at clifftop pavilion seats in the park outside...
Oddly hidden away behind the military compound 4km south of the centre, Şəki’s first microbrewery already brews two excellent ales but has yet to finish its planned beer garden. Marshrutka 1A gets you near.
Zaqatala’s most original restaurant has a façade of bottle-ends, an interior of timber rooms and a series of wooden perches out the back as dining platforms. Cheap NZS beer on draught. No menu.
Everything from pottery, metalwork and carpets to masses of fresh food – saffron comes in a wide variety of qualities, the cheapest just AZN1 a cupful. Get there by southbound marshrutka 11, 8 or 5.
The lovers of perversely off-beat attractions can nonetheless admire Raşidbey Əfəndiyev's spectacles, family portraits and the textbooks which he penned at his loveably prosaic house museum .
This relatively quaint one-room cellar-bar is air-conditioned and comparatively comfortable. It’s easy to miss down a narrow stairway beside a barber’s shop on ‘Tae Kwon Do Alley’.
Sepia photos, stone walls and a decorative old brass samovar make this a tasteful little designer teahouse. If it’s closed try calling ‘uncle’ Seyran on 050 5834986.
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