Historical Museum


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, priceless books and local costumes. There's minimal spoken English but a few explanations have been translated.

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1. Old Town Square


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…

2. Fortress

0.21 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…

3. Ruined Church

0.22 MILES

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

4. Dance Mural


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

5. Mosque

0.48 MILES

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

6. Car Village

3.33 MILES

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…

7. Balakən Mosque

14.1 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. History Museum

20.21 MILES

This engrossing little museum is wonderfully old-fashioned and has very little in English, but photos show regional historical places, there's a mockup of…