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Medieval Castles Of Apsheron

Located in the villages of the Greater Baku - Novels, Mardakan, Nardaran, medieval fortresses and castles are frozen in stone the military traditions of the brave people of Apsheron.

In summer, a tour can be conducted in conjunction with a visit to one of the beaches on the coast of the Apsheron Peninsula.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Quba

Quba is a city in and the capital of the Quba Rayon (district) of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 38,100. The city’s suburb of Qırmızı Qəsəbə (formerly in Russian: Krasnaya Sloboda, English: Red Town) is the home of Azerbaijan's largest community of Mountain Jews and considered as one of the largest communities of Jews in the former-Soviet Union.

Juma Mosque was erected in the 19th century and constructed in typical Quba province style mosques. Inside of the mosque there is a big hall crowned with a huge 16 m diameter dome.

Not far from the Juma Mosque is an old hamam. The hamam is unique in its beehive shaped dome made of brick. The hamam is no longer operational but proves to be an interesting stop on any walking tour.

Sakina-Khanum Mosque was built in 1854 by the widow of Abbasgulu Bakikhanov. The mosque was built from red bricks and is similar to faceted cylinder. Each facet has a window in the form of a semicircular arch. The top of the facade is surrounded by an original eaves made from small bricks. From top this stately building is crowned with a big white metal dome in the shape of a multi-faceted helmet. The top of the dome is decorated by a graceful thin spike.

Guba, Azerbaijan

Kish

Kish , one of the oldest of Azerbaijani villages, is well known for the unique ancient Albanian temple. This antique temple – mother of Alban churches. It has a special status among Christian Albanian monuments. It is valuable not only as an architectural monument but also because of its outstanding historical significance. The official date of its birth is the 1st century AD when the territory of Azerbaijan was included into Caucasian part of Albania . Historians assume that the temple was founded by apostle Elise i who brought Christianity to Albania : “Elise having received the Orient as his lot went from Jerusalem to Persia and started to preach with his three pupils; there he was prosecuted so he arrived in Kish where he founded a church and made a bloodless sacrifice”

Kish, Azerbaijan

Boat Trip

The Caspian Sea  is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. The sea  is bounded to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, to the southeast by Turkmenistan, and to the northeast by Kazakhstan.
The ancient inhabitants of its coast perceived the Caspian Sea as an ocean, probably because of its saltiness and seeming boundlessness. 

Can be carried out on a yacht or pleasure boats, depending on the number of trips. During the walk experienced guides tell the history of the Caspian Sea, its wealth, and existing problems. At the same time - you can admire a unique panorama of Baku, with the opening of the sea.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku Boulevard

Baku Boulevard (Azerbaijani: Dənizkənarı Milli Park, also known as National Park) is a promenade established in 1909[1] which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

The park is about 3 km and 750 m in size and located in south coast of the Caspian Sea. It starts at the National Flag Square and ends at Freedom Square. According to the Azerbaijan Cabinet of Ministers, the boulevard's size is expected to reach 26 km, which will cover areas including Bibiheybət and Bay of Baku by 2015. The project on expansion of the Baku boulevard aims at creating more comfortable conditions for the residents of the capital city and the guests to have a rest and take sports in more comfortable conditions at the Caspian seashore. Before the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 the boulevard was extended to the National Flag Square.

In 2010, a multi-story shopping mall Park Bulvar, Baku Business Centre and 5D cinema were opened in this promenade as part of Government's regeneration policy to boost shopping and leisure in Baku.

Baku, Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijan Musical Instruments

"Music is a moral law. It gives inspiration to the entire world, wings to the soul and raises the thoughts of man up to the heavens. Music is the basis of order. It is the embodiment of eternal beauty and glory."

These words by the great Greek philosopher Plato would find resonance in the soul of any Azerbaijani, be he philosopher or just ordinary worker. If one attempts to define the most characteristic feature of Azerbaijanis, it would doubtless be their love of music. Harmonic music lives in the very nature of this land, in its soil, trees and rocks. Classic Azerbaijani poetry is filled with lines about music and the supreme spiritual enjoyment that it gives.

For example, the beauty of Azerbaijani songs was glorified by the great poet of this land, Nizami Ganjavi:

Dear singer, take your saz in your arms,
Play sweet music for us,
Don't limit your range,
Our melodies are broad and rich.

Azerbaijani melodies have been adopted and sung by people from all of the neighboring countries: Georgians, Armenians, Turks, Dagestanis, Uzbeks and Turkmens. This music has been imprinted in the musical memory of these peoples and become accepted as their common heritage. A number of written materials and sources from the 19th century testify to the dominant role of Azerbaijani musical culture in the Caucasus and Central Asia. One can still find dozens of Azerbaijani tunes widespread in this area, both national folk tunes and those that were written by specific Azerbaijani composers.

Azerbaijanis' love for music is closely connected with their unique talent in this art form. At the beginning of the 20th century, composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov, the genius of Azerbaijani music, recognized for writing the first opera of the Caucasus and the Muslim East and acknowledged as the greatest figure in the musical world of this region, wrote: "Without the slightest exaggeration, it is possible to say that among the Caucasian peoples, the most talented in music are the Azerbaijani Turks." (1923).

The rich musical heritage created since ancient times is unchallengeable proof of a genetic talent that is inherent in every generation of the Azerbaijani nation. Our national musical instruments, designed for the emotional color, rhythm, tempo and artistic features of Azerbaijani folk music, have passed a long path of historic development and carried many characteristic features of Azerbaijani traditional music up until the present. Now they are part of Azerbaijan's musical culture, linking its past and present. Traditional music and musical instruments express the major features of Azerbaijani national musical thinking and the nature of Azerbaijani creativity.

At the same time, we must regretfully admit that a great deal of our national musical heritage has been lost. This especially relates to the rich collection of instruments used by Azerbaijanis during various periods of our cultural history.

Text by: Mejnun KERIMOV
Science Editor: Professor Farhad BADALBEYLI, National Artist of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Amburan Beach Club

Do you like sea, sun, sand?! Let's go to the beach tomorrow !

Amburan beach club is of the most elite entertainment center and club on our cost. There are features and facilities as background music, billiards, breakfast, children's entertainments, drinks, live music, mini cinema, pools, reception of banquets, sport canals, summer terrace, tables’ reservation and the most important – beach !

Average price 10-30 AZN per person

You can visit Amburan from Monday till Friday at 10.00AM - 01.00 AM and from Saturday till Sunday at 09.00 AM – 02.00AM

Have a nice time !

Baku, Azerbaijan

Duzdag

Altitude of 1,173 meters above sea level Duzdağ Cave asthma therapy is based Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan. Asthma therapy center is 2 km from our hotel.

The cave in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic and the Ministry of Health, including private Duzdağ Hotel Asthma Therapy center are 2 separate treatment center essentials. Asthma Therapy Duzdağ hotel consisting of concrete blocks with central air-flow interrupt your mind all the needs of patients and generated a total of 5 galleries scattered refakatçilerinin 5-star hotel, service quality approach 47 rooms, 128 beds, cafeteria, TV lounge and the library of the complex, offers a service to you.

Special Duzdağ Hotel asthma therapy center, a doctor, 24-hour security, cleaning, treatment of the patients under the supervision of nurses during the day casual comfort of our hotel rooms, aqua park, outdoor - indoor pools, basketball, football, tennis, sports and health centers, fatigue and stress of the day can throw .

Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan

Carpet Weaving In Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani carpet has experienced a long history. In carpet patterns the people embodied its artistic talents,philosophic outlooks, and spiritual notions about beauty. Information on Azerbaijani carpets can be found in various historical sources written by the ancient Greek historians Heredotus and Xenophon (5th c. B.C.), the Caucasian Albanian historian Moises Kalankatuski (7th c. B.C.), the Chinese traveller Xuan Tes-Ank, the Arabian travelers Al-Movsudi, Al-Mugaddasi, and Al-Istehri.

Carpet weaving is closely connected with the daily life and customs of the communities involved, its role reflected in the meaning of the designs and their applications. Thus, girls seated on carpets tell fortunes and sing traditional songs at Novruz (the regional New Year). The carpet is widely used for home furniture and decoration, and special carpets are woven for medical treatment, for wedding ceremonies, the birth of a child, mourning rituals and prayer.

As early as the Midlle Ages, Azerbaijani carpets were exported to foreign markets. In the 14th century they were exported to Europe. The carpets were represented in canvas by İtalian, Dutc and Flemish painters of the 14th-18th cc., for example, in Hans Memling's "Maria with the Child" and the Hans Holbein's "Ambassadors" (16th c.); Carlo Crivello's "Announcement" (15 th c.). In these paintings Karabakh, Ganja, and Kazakh carpets are represented.

Today many museums of the world are in possession of Azerbaijani carpets. The Azerbaijani carpet is a traditional handmade textile of various sizes, with dense texture and a pile or pile-less surface, whose patterns are characteristic of Azerbaijan's many carpet-making regions. So Azerbaijani carpets are divided into 7 regional groups: Karabakh, Irevan, Baku, Shirvan, Ganja, Kazakh, Guba and Tabriz.

Azerbaijan

Lankaran

Local people call the town simply Lenkor. Everything in Lenkor is very pleasant: nature, sea, cuisine, communi-cation with people. The town has managed to preserve the manners of a khanate capital to the present day. It is the homeland of such World War I and II Generals as the Talysinskis, Samadbay Mehmandarov, Hazi Aslanov, etc. The locals are perhaps the warmest, kindest, most hospitable and sincere people in the world. Real Lanka-ranians are often described as “Khan Lankaranians” for their generosity, aristocracy and diligence.

Lenkaran, Azerbaijan