Shamakhi is one of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan which offers you a holiday of any type. On buying a tour of Shamakhi, you will have a chance to enjoy its unique nature, mild climate, to witness the healing effect of mineral springs and have some rest doing mountain skiing in winter or riding horses in summer. But let us talk about it all step by step...
Shamakhi (Shamahy) has a very long and event-rich history. The city was founded in the fifth century B. C., it was the capital of the Shirvan kingdom, the residency of the Shirvan khans, the centre of Shamaha khanate. Among the historical monuments worthy of close attention we can point out the Juma mosque with two minarets, the family vault of the Shirvan khans, the ruins of the citadel of Gulistan. Of great interest to modern travelers also is the Caravanserai complex with an underground baya and the ruins of the legendary Gala Bugurt fortress.
The nature and infrastructure of Shamakhi
In Shamakhi there is Babadag, one of the mountain peaks which climbers are so much fond of. From this mountain there originate such powerful and beautiful rivers as Velvelichay, Girdymanchay, Garachay.
Special attention should be paid to the Shahdag National Park, which includes a place called Gyrkh-Bulag ( translated as ‘Forty springs’). As you can guess, only those tourists who want to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, a variety of scenic springs go to Gyrkh-Bulag.
Shamakhi is not just an amazingly beautiful city rich in sights, but also an actively developing modern area. So, in Pirkuli village (22 km from the raion center) there has been built an astrophysical observatory which is the largest in the Caucasus and which is equipped with high-precision equipment, the largest telescope in the CIS.
Shamakhi is a beautiful, modern and creative city.... There were born a huge number of Azerbaijan thinkers, philosophers, poets: these are Khagani, Nasimi, Sabir and so on.
Tours to Shamakhi from Azerbaijan Trips
We offer you a perfect opportunity for seeing Azerbaijan from different sides, assessing different aspects of this wonderful country. Just visit Shamakhi and you will enjoy the natural beauty, architectural and historical monuments, tasty national cuisine, skiing or horse walks. Book tickets already today for you to tread on the land of Azerbaijan tomorrow.