Laza is a diffuse scattering of houses encircled by soaring mountains with grass-clad slopes and ribbon waterfalls cascading over perilous cliff edges. A rocky pinnacle beside the little metal-roofed mosque adds foreground for photos of the mind-blowing panorama.

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Nearby Azerbaijan attractions

1. Qrız

8.86 MILES

One of Northern Azerbaijan's most culturally intriguing villages, Qrız sits on the crag-top plateau that looks out across the cliffs above Çaygoşan. The…

2. Cek

9.59 MILES

The minuscule village of Cek (pronounced 'Jek') is just a handful of farmsteads around a rocky knob that protrudes from a sweep of grassy mountainside…

3. Çaygoșan

9.91 MILES

One of the most dramatic stretches of the Quba–Xınalıq road starts when it enters a deep, narrow canyon at around Km 34.5. It emerges over 2km later at an…

4. Quba 1918 Genocide Memorial Complex

20.25 MILES

A startling pair of concrete spike-pyramids rise dramatically above a subterranean museum that very powerfully commemorates the massacres of April and May…

5. Nizami Park

20.87 MILES

Old chaps in flat caps sip tea and slap dominoes all day long beneath shady chestnut and plane trees on this attractive, tree-shaded square. There's an…

6. History Museum

20.89 MILES

A facade like a stylised castle lures visitors to investigate this unusually professional regional museum, whose main appeal is the fine collection of…

7. Hündür Gümbəzli Hamam

20.99 MILES

Restored in 2018, this 19th-century brick hamman building has a distinctive beehive dome and lies on a street that has several patches of archetypal old…

8. Durca

21.04 MILES

This photogenic village was built for semi-nomadic shepherds whose families only live here during the summer. Get off the ropeway between the third and…