Car Village


Car is a chocolate-box village half-hidden in blossoms and greenery. Picturesque houses are tucked away behind mossy dry-stone walls in abundant orchards. Several rustic restaurants are nestled in its woodland fringes.

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Nearby Azerbaijan attractions

1. Dance Mural

2.97 MILES

This colourful mosaic showing a couple dancing the mazurka adds an attractive aspect to the north end of Nәrimanov küç.

2. Ruined Church

3.11 MILES

The overgrown ruins of this once grand, barrel-towered church sit between Old Town Square and the fortress.

3. Fortress

3.13 MILES

Zaqatala’s Russian fortress is a sprawling affair whose grey stone walls are sturdy but not really imposing. Built between 1830 and 1860, it originally…

4. Old Town Square

3.13 MILES

Zaqatala's Old Town is centred on a pretty garden-square, above which rise two 30m tall çınar (plane trees) planted in the 1780s. To the south, there are…

5. Historical Museum

3.33 MILES

This small museum is worth a five-minute glimpse to peruse faded photos of the area's attractions amid old pots, jewellery, jeweled horse equipment,…

6. Mosque

3.73 MILES

Zaqatala's biggest new mosque has a distinctively Turkish design.

7. Balakən Mosque

15.07 MILES

This 200-year-old mosque is easily spotted thanks to its tapering octagonal minaret, freestanding with red-brick patterned facets. The mosque itself is a…

8. Lagodekhi Protected Areas

20.38 MILES

This remote, 244-sq-km nature reserve climbs to heights of over 3000m in the Caucasus above the small town of Lagodekhi in eastern Kakheti near the…