Top things to do

Memorial in Quba

Quba 1918 Genocide Memorial Complex

Skulls and human bones protruding in awful profusion form a key part of this powerfully emotional if politically charged monument. The mass grave site was found in 2007 when digging to rebuild a stadium. Today there…
Museum in Quba

History Museum

A facade like a stylised castle lures visitors to investigate this unusually professional new regional museum. Along with the typical displays of pots, swords and Bronze Age jewelry, there's a fine collection of cla…
Pub in Quba


'Corner' is the nearest Quba comes to a real pub, with heavy wooden furniture and Belgian beers on tap (sometimes). There's a good range of meals and barman Coşgun speaks English.
Steak in Quba


If meat means more to you than money, try the 28-day chill-aged T-bone at this log-chalet-style steak house. It's surely the only non-ski restaurant in the Caucasus to be accessed by its own private cable car.
Kebab in Quba

Ayləvi Kafé

If you want tea or a sit-down kebab, this new log cabin is a great central choice with summer seating facing the chestnut and willow trees of the Old Town's central square.
Azerbaijani in Quba


Great-value canteen-style food along with lahmacun (when available) served in a bright, pleasant, if hardly world-beating, setting.
Workshop in Quba

Qadim Quba

Quba is famous for its handmade carpets and this workshop is one accessible place where visitors can see the process in action.
Area in Quba

Qırmızi Qəsəbə

Across the river from central Quba, Qırmızi Qəsəbə is a wealthy and much celebrated Jewish village with two active synagogues. Its comfortable existence is often cited as proof of Azerbaijan's history of religious t…
Park in Quba

Nizami Park

This little park has a more natural vibe than most of the over-manicured equivalents in other towns. Old chaps in flat caps sip tea and slap dominoes beneath shady chestnut and plane trees. There's an ornamental 'ca…
Mosque in Quba

Hacı Cəfər Məscid

This colourfully painted brick mosque is the most eye-catching of several minor historic structures giving Ardəbil küç a modest appeal for casual strolling. You’ll also find a few typical old-Quba houses with rounde…