City Guba – one of the favorite places to visit tourists in our Guba Khinalig tour. Having passed only two hours in the northern direction of the country, you find yourself in a historic city, founded in the 4th century, famous for its ancient mosques, famous for its unique carpets. Only in the Guba district can be found original villages – a kind of open-air ethnographic museum, in each of which the peoples living in them speak their unique language. And also Guba is called the land of apples – gardens stretching for kilometers with the most delicious and juicy fruits made him famous far beyond the borders of Azerbaijan.
Representatives of several small nations live in Guba, and therefore every village there is an ethnographic museum under the open sky. The local peoples have their unique language: Khaputly, Kryzia, Jack, Khinalig. Only a few houses have survived in these small villages, and the largest of them is the mountain village of Khinalig, which is included in the list of UNESCO historical monuments of world importance. With its inaccessibility, unique language, unique architectural appearance, and culture, the village attracts tourists from all over the world. Since 2007, Khinalig has been declared an ethnographic reserve. The most unusual here is the houses located on the top of the mountain in the form of an amphitheater. They look like eagle’s nests: built on a slope close to each other, here the roof of one house serves as a courtyard for another located above.
The village of Gachresh is one of the most picturesque and lively corners of the Lip. The peculiarity of this area is given by the mysterious forest through which the road to Gachresh passes. It seems that the rays of the sun never penetrate this dense forest. In the magical forest, as in childhood, “the trees are so big” that the crown is not visible. Along the road, there are recreation areas and restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine. If you go further, you find yourself in the Gudyalchay canyons: steep ascents and descents of the road pass through the steep walls of the gorge. Even in the most unbearable summer heat, it is always cold here – mountain streams of the bubbling Gudyalchay River with a roar go down and amaze with their grandeur.
The red settlement is called the village of millionaires because it is from here come many wealthy Jews. And although they live abroad, nevertheless, each of them has their own home in Krasnaya Sloboda, millionaires also donate to the local synagogue and participate in social projects. In turn, the Red Sloboda is the only community of mountain Jews in the CIS.
Guba district is the largest center of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan. The carpets woven here adorn the museums and private galleries of many countries of the world. Thus, the Golu Chichi carpet made by Guba craftswomen in 1712 is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Guba – Khinalig Tour Highlights:
Your Guba – Khinalig Tour will start with picking up you with the comfortable car and professional driver from your hotel or any desired place.
Places that you will visit during the Guba – Khinalig Tour :
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