Religious monuments of Baku

Cultural & Theme Tours in Baku

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You will meet your guide at your hotel lobby and then visit some of the important religious buldings of Baku. During several hours, your guide will tell some stories about religious movements of Baku and how people became zoroastrian, christian and muslim during the centuries. Interesting stories that you will hear from your guide will make your trip much interesting. The tour will start at 10 am at your hotel lobby. Please note that some of the religious buildings can be closed for some reasons and then we will see them just from outside (or if it is possible we will go to the other religious building of the same religion in Baku).Fire temple, Mosque, Church and Synagogue will be the main points of the tour.
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby at 10 am and then driver directly to the first ever point of our tour which is Fire temple - Ateshgah. It is a 16th-17th century temple of Zoroastrians and Hindu community of Azerbaijan, and functioned as karavansarai for the merchants coming to Azerbaijan from far Asian countries. Then you will have chance to see the biggest mosque of Caucasus region. Azerbaijan having the major muslim population of the region has long history with Islam. It was accepted as a official religion of the country in 7th century. You will visit Heydar Mosque built in 2015 and designed for around 10000 people to pray together. It is mainly open on Friday, but you will have chance to see inside of the mosque - If it is not possible to visit, then we will go to Bibiheybat mosque - another most important Islamic building of AzerbaijanAfter visiting mosque, our guide will take you to Holy Saint Mary Catholic Church of Baku. The church is one of the main places of catholic christian community of the country. Church also can be closed and mainly open on Sunday. If there is not any chance to enter inside, your guide will take you to Russian Provaslav Church.Third main religion in Azerbaijan is Judaism. Having long roots of Judaism in our country, it affected mainly to the northern, or north-western regions of Azerbaijan, During Soviet time, synagogues like other religious buildings were destroyed by government and some of them were renovated during the independence years.Please note that, except Fire temple (now it is a museum complex), other religious monuments are open for public prays, that is why, they have some rules to follow. Using headscarf, different entrances for men and women, not allowing to enter with skirt or shorts can be some of them.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks