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Private Guided Lahij Tour

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For those who are fans to plunge into the world of the Middle Ages, Lahij should be first on the list of places where You need to go. Located in the Ismayilli region of Azerbaijan, in the intermountain basin of the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus, Lahij village attracts with its preserved historical appearance. There “another world” will open for you, so different from the usual modern cities. It seems as if you make a leap in time five centuries ago. Walking through the old narrow streets, you will plunge into the real world of the Middle Ages with mosques, baths, and paved with river stone-houses in which people live today. Since ancient times Lahij is famous for handicrafts and carpets. On your way, you will encounter a variety of workshops, where the craftsmen will show you a warm welcome. The places you will visit during the tour: - “Diri Baba” Mausoleum (holy place) - Juma Mosque in Shamaxi - Lahij village in Ismayilli

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Diri Baba Mausoleum

On the road to Lahij village, the first stop will be in Maraza village. You will visit Diri Baba mausoleum (mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called Diri-Baba, located across from the old cemetery). Architecture of Diri Baba mausoleum harmonically fits into picturesque surroundings of the building – view against the background of rocks and greenery of trees. The building of the mausoleum is a masterpiece of the architectural school of Shirvan and a beautiful creation of arts of ancient masters. The monument is protected by the government.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Juma Mosque

Juma Mosque of Shamakhi or Friday Mosque of Shamakhi (Azerbaijani: Şamaxı Cümə Məscidi) is a mosque in the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan.Construction date of the mosque- 743-744 relies on research of a geological commission coming from Tiflis, which was led by prince Shahgulu Qajar. This date was defined with Arabic ligature on the facade of the Friday Mosque, stating the year 126 according to Islamic calendar as the establishment year.[1] Just in this period the construction of new religious buildings – mosques – was begun in the territory of Azerbaijan. Historical appearance of ancient Islamic architectural monuments was related to Arabs’ governance and spreading of Islam in the territory of Azerbaijan. Friday Mosque of Shamakhi is considered the first mosque in the Caucasus after cathedral Friday Mosque of Derbent, which was constructed in 734.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Lahij village – historical-architectural landmark built in the 5th century B.C. on the canyon of the river Girdimanchai). Lahij is an ancient village with charming eye-catching sidewalks inlaid by stones. At the most beautiful part of the tour you will visit traditional workshops making jewelry, copperware, carpets, pottery, daggers, and iron tools. Lahij village is also famous for medieval water supply and sewage systems.

Duration: 40 minutes