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Excursion Tour To Gala Reserve

Excursion Tour To Gala Reserve Packages
Country: Azerbaijan
City: Baku
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 50 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Gala" is about a 40-minute drive from Baku. The museum is created on an archaeological site.

The village is five thousand years, nevertheless, there are still some neighborhoods that have survived to the present day.

During the tour, you will get acquainted with the ancient dwellings, the life of that time, traditions, with methods of farming.

Participants will be told about the way of living of people who lived here many centuries ago, you will see the real objects of that time. But the most important thing is that visitors have the opportunity to plunge into ancient life. In this museum visitors bake real bread cakes, sit at a loom, or smear in clay, trying themselves at the potter's wheel.

In the territory of the reserve, Samovar Museum was set up.

The museum exposition is enriched with 156 samovars of different sizes. Most samovars are related to the XVIII-XIX centuries.

Route: Drive to Gala settlement/ excursion to the reserve/ return to the hotel.

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Guide services


The price doesn’t include museum entry fees and the commission of travel agencies!!!

More About Gala Reserve:

You can find yourself in both the Bronze Age and a medieval town in an amazing open-air museum in Azerbaijan. This is the ancient settlement of Gala, now the Gala State Historical and Ethnographic Reserve. The territory of the complex, located about 40km from Baku, exceeds 81 hectares – enough to accommodate over 100 football fields!

Here you’ll witness rock paintings, constructions, and everyday items from the 3rd-2nd millennia BC and climb to the top of a fortress dating from the 14th century, from where an incredible view opens up of the Absheron Peninsula. In the medieval town, meanwhile, you’ll discover how our ancestors lived and see their clothes, crockery, coins, and ornaments. And if you take an interactive tour you can try weaving a carpet, crafting a clay jug, baking bread in an old oven, and working in a real blacksmith’s workshop!

The exposition of yet another unusual museum at the complex – From waste to art – will bring you back to the present with an assortment of artworks made from… household rubbish: cables, lamps, wheels, plastic water bottles, cellophane, toys, various car parts, and many other worn-out things. About 180 different works of art both by local and foreign artists are displayed here. The Simurgh bird made of iron pieces, horse figures made of wooden waste, a fish made of plastic spoons, forks, and knives are just a few of the exhibits that attract attention.

At the Gala Reserve, you can touch the exhibits with your hands, which the kids will love as well as the mini zoo, which received new additions last spring: baby goats, lambs, and even a baby camel. Tours for kids aged 3 and under are free while for those aged 12 and under you pay half price. And here they won’t stop you from taking photographs.

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