Getting to know Gabala
One of Azerbaijan’s most beautiful cities can be found in Gabala. There are a variety of historic and natural attractions that entice visitors. People travel to this area because of the many attractions it has to offer. It’s possible that Gabala’s natural landscape and ancient architecture make it a one-of-a-kind destination. This region has undergone significant transformation since its inception, and it now boasts new infrastructure, including ski resorts located within the mountains, which is now commonplace. The sweetness of nature will captivate you and make you want to stay for the rest of your life if you are a nature lover.
1. The City Mosque.
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation ordered the construction of the mosque in the city of Gabala. It was completed in early 2013 after construction began in May 2010. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was on hand for the mosque’s official dedication on February 28.
There are 715 square meters of construction area, with a 25-meter high minaret. Prayers can be offered by 600 people, including 450 men and 150 women. The walls and pillars of the mosque were covered in Qur’anic verses and religious symbols. An Ahong room, a lesson room, a library, ablution rooms for both men and women, as well as ancillary buildings, are all included in the mosque. Two fountains were built in the Mosque’s yard, as well as an upgraded lighting system and decorative trees.
2- Archaeological Center of Gabala
SEBA – Association on the exchange of cultures between Azerbaijan and Korea – has played an important role in recent years in identifying the rich history of Gabala. The Gabala Archaeological Center has a three-story building that houses an exhibition area, an archaeological fund, a restoration laboratory, and a room for the work of archaeologists. Gabala, Salbir, and Gala were the areas where the majority of archaeological excavations took place.
3- Historical Ethnography Museum of Gabala
Incorporating historical artifacts, ethnographic and numismatic materials, ancient manuscripts, rare books, contemporary examples of national art, and natural resources, the museum’s collection provides a comprehensive overview of the region’s population, cultural and economic development, and ecological and flora and fauna diversity. Exhibit halls and the museum’s collection contain more than 14,000 artifacts from the pre-Christian and medieval eras unearthed during archaeological excavations. The museum’s total floor space is 900 square meters, and it houses a collection of rare books dating back to 1778 as well as more recent publications in a variety of scientific fields, such as history, archaeology, and so on. The museum yard has been transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. Archaeological findings from ancient Gabala, medieval gravestone monuments with relief ornaments and Arabian inscriptions are on display here.
4- Chukhur Gabala
Chukhur In the Gabala region, Gabala could be both a village and a municipal center. Gabala, the regional capital, is 25 kilometers away. The ancient city of Gabala, which once stood just east of the village, lies in ruins just a few miles away. As “groove” in English, Chukhur is significant in the history of Gabala. The historic city of Gabala, with its castle and ruins, is preserved as part of the village’s Gabala Historical-Cultural Reserve. Archaeological excavations have unearthed the remains of enormous buildings, fortress walls, material, and cultural monuments of production and craftsmanship. According to the coins unearthed during the research, Gabala was a major trading hub in the 16th and 17th centuries, with a wide range of countries, including Iran and China. The Gabala Archaeological Center is where you’ll find them. Archaeologists in the Gabala Archaeological Center’s three-story building work alongside exhibits, archaeological foundations and restoration labs as well as conference rooms. The exhibition features 1,500 artifacts unearthed during the excavations.
5- Vendam Village
Vendam, one of Gabala’s most important villages, is located 11 kilometers from the city center. Tourists will find a lot to like here. “Vedre Bazaar” and the seven gozal (Seven Beauty) waterfall are both in Vendam Village, as is the “Duyma” health and recreation center. “Semerana” is also in Vendam Village. An unweighed bucket is the only unit of measurement at this street market. Fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as homemade versions, are all available here. You’ll also find herbs and spices as well as fresh fruit juices.
This Gabaland is bursting at the seams with things to do and emotions to experience. Visit Azerbaijan’s most popular amusement park, which is packed with rides for both children and adults, as well as a variety of entertaining events. Gabaland is Azerbaijan’s best amusement park, as well as one of the most exciting and fun places to spend time. Gabaland, the most popular amusement park in the Caucasus region, welcomes you with a wide variety of rides, endless fun for the whole family, and a top-notch hotel. National souvenirs made by local craftsmen are available for purchase in the park’s shops. There’s plenty to look forward to in Gabaland’s 16 ha of land: a spacious parking lot, a stunning mountain view, the purest air, delectable fare at the area’s restaurants and cafes, and a lovely garden bursting with fragrant blooms.
7- Nohur Lake
The lake Nohur was constructed by humans. After World War II, a lake was built to supply water to the surrounding villages. Nohur Lake is now a well-liked destination for outdoor recreation. In its green-blue water, it reflects the Greater Chain of Mountains, a large tree-lined body of water. For those who just want to sit back and take in the scenery, Nohur is a great place to do just that.
8. Tufandag Mountains Resort
Just 4 kilometers from the center of Gabala, Tufandag has 12 kilometers of slopes, with a mix of challenging red and black runs for the more experienced, as well as more beginner-friendly options. State-of-the-art snow guns and cable cars make it easy to access the slopes, which offer stunning views of the Caucasus Mountains.
9. The Gabala Central Library
In the year 1930, the Gabala Central Library began operations. As a CLS since 1976, it has maintained its status (Centralized Library System). It was only after the library was established that the reading cabin began to function as a library for the first time. In the Gabala region, the Central Library System (CLS) has been operating since 1930 and as CLS since 1976, uniting a single central library with three city branches, three settlement branches, and twenty village branches around the region. Until 1976, the Gabala region had 45 libraries. In 1976, the region’s libraries were centralized under the umbrella of the Centralized Library System (CLS). The CLS was in charge of five departments and forty-five libraries. As of 1978-1981,
10- Memorial Park of World War II
Azerbaijani wartime efforts are commemorated by a Soviet monument outside Gabala.