GABALA - It is the beautiful part of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. Sometime in the past this city (Kabbalah) was the capital of Caucasian Albania for 600 years. Up to this present time there are the ruins of the ancient city and the main gate of Caucasian Albania. There is a great number of historical and cultural monuments of different eras in this region. Beautiful nature and well developed infrastructure attract thousands of tourists to Gabala. Here are a few five star complexes, small family hotels, recreation areas and tourist camps. Among the local attractions there are the so called Russian forest, river valleys, the famous Chestnut forest, and numerous picturesque villages. There is Nij village inhabited by Udi, direct descendants of the ancient Caucasian Albanians. The abundance of game in the woods in the season attracts many hunters. In Gabala at the area of 16 hectares is located the largest open air amusement park in Azerbaijan – Gabaland. The town also hosts an annual International Music Festival of classical music, jazz and mugham, which is attended by bands and artists from all around the world. Not surprisingly that exactly in Gabala is located a factory on piano manufacturing under the famous Dutch brand Beltman. Gabala is one of the most beautiful parts of Azerbaijan with a rich and ancient history. Some time in the past (for 600 years) this city (Kabala) was the capital of Caucasian Albania. Up to the present time there are the ruins of the ancient city and the main gate of Caucasian Albania. Ongoing excavations near the village Chukhur confirm that Gabala from IV – III centuries BC and up to the XVIII century was one of the major cities with developed trade and crafts.
There is a great variety of historical and cultural monuments of different eras in this region: the Albanian church of IV-VIII centuries in Amili village, tombs of Sheikh Badraddin and Sheikh Mansur of XV century in Hazra village, mosque of XIX century in Bum village and others.
The abundance of attractions, beautiful nature and well developed infrastructure attract thousands of tourists. Three 5 star complexes Gafgaz for accommodation of up to 1000 guests were opened near the city. There are also a small family hotels, several tourist camps and recreation areas where you can comfortably relax in the open air.
Some of the local beauty: the so called Russian forest, river valleys, the famous chestnut forest, numerous picturesque villages Vyandam, Gyamarvan, Engidzha, mountainous village of Laza where since not long time ago tourists can get even riding a quad bike provided by hotel Gafgaz.
The Nidj village that is about 20 km from Gabala has also gained fame. There live Udins – the direct descendants of ancient Caucasian Albanians.
Flora and fauna of the district are extraordinary rich: in the woods and mountain pastures can be found noble deer and mountain tours, wild boar, hare, bears, wolves, foxes and numerous birds – pheasant, grouse, francolin, etc. The abundance of game in the season attracts many hunters.
In Gabala at the area of 16 hectares is located the largest amusement park under the open sky in Azerbaijan – Gabaland. Visitors are provided with family, kids and extreme kinds of attractions, ice arena, carting, sports fields, XD theatre, convenient parking, great food in restaurants and cafes. For more information please contact with us
* Lake Nohur
* Waterfall 7 beauties
* Remains of the ancient fortress Kabalaka
* Museum of local lore
* Entertainment center with attractions Gabaland
* The resort Tufandag
* Recommended Hotels:
The QafqaZ Tufandag Hotel welcomes you with its charming nature, Eastern hospitality and lovely atmosphere. The hotel is located at the foot of the Caucasus mountains, on the bank of the river Demiraparanchay. You will enjoy the lap of nature with dazzling beauty of emerald green forests and spectacular snowcapped mountains. The distance between the city centre of Baku and the hotel is 225 km and 20 km from the Qabala international airport.
The QafqaZ Riverside Resort Hotel is a five star luxurious hotel located at the foothills of the Caucasus on the bank of the river Damiraparan. The hotel has 164 modern and spacious guest rooms and nice cottages ideally suited for long weekends with friends and family. The QafqaZ Riverside Resort Hotel has a stylish restaurant with a wonderful view. The food in the hotel may meet any requiremets of our guests.
QafqaZ Qabala City Hotel is a 3 star CITY HOTEL conveniently located in the middle of Gabala City offering easy access to all the events and sights of the city. The hotel has 80 spacious guest rooms where you can relax and enjoy the nature. The hotel has Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms and Junior Suites. The restaurant at the QafqaZ Qabala City Hotel offers a unique experience worthy of being lived through. A cozy and welcoming atmosphere and the local food of the Gabala region will enable you to experience the authentic Azerbaijani cuisine.
QafqaZ Sport Hotel is a five star RESORT HOTEL located 5 minutes away from the Gabala city center at the foot of the Caucasian mountains within a walking distance to various sports facilities and stadiums. The hotel has 117 modern and spacious guest rooms and well-designed cottages ideally suited for long weekends with friends and family. QafqaZ Sport Hotel has different dining opportunities with a nice menu selection of international cuisine as well as the Azerbaijani cuisine based on local fresh products from Gabala.
QafqaZ Resort Hotel is an amazing five star hotel with outstanding activity complex located at the foot of the Caucasian Mountains in Gabala. The hotel has 114 modern and spacious guest rooms and well-designed cottages ideally suited for a long weekends with friends and family. QafqaZ Resort Hotel offers several restaurants with a broad menu selection for the whole family. The hotel is also a great location for meetings and dinners both for private functions and also for business meetings and groups.
The QafqaZ Karvansaray Hotel is a five star boutique hotel featuring stunning local architectural design. The hotel is located in downtown Gabala at the foot of the Caucasus. The hotel has 159 modern and spacious guest rooms offering great hotel experience. The hotel features a beautiful restaurant which offers the authentic local cuisine to its guests. The traditional courtyard is a great opportunity for parties and events with great food and entertainment.
The QafqaZ Thermal & Spa Hotel is a four star hotel located in the authentic village of Yengija which is famous for its healthy and mineral rich natural waters and springs on the outskirts of Gabala. The hotel has 61 stylish, modern and spacious guest rooms where one can relax after spending a day at spa, wellness, massage or sports facilities. The hotel has Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and De Lux Suites. The QafqaZ Thermal & Spa Hotel have a stylish restaurant and bar & lounge which may satisfy any guest.
The QafqaZ Yeddi Gozel Hotel is a three star hotel which benefits a close proximity to some wonderful local attractions such as Seven Beauties (Yeddi Gozel) waterfall and the lake Nohur. The hotel has 71 comfortable and spacious guest rooms where one can relax after spending a day swimming in the pool or enjoying the mountains. The hotel has Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Junior Suites and De Lux Suites and three cottages The hotel has a nice authentic restaurant, a meeting room and a wedding hall that makes it a great location for meetings and dinners both for business meetings and groups.
Located on a tranquil area of Gabala region, on the left bank of the river Vandam, the Duyma resort is an ideal hideaway place with lots of enjoyable activities and among magnificent scenery of mountains, river, forest and artificial lake of 2,4m depth. You will not only enjoy the real taste of the clean mineral water but also will get additional health benefit from its recreational features.
Distance from Baku - 225 km
Population - 97,2 thsd person
How to get to - Auto transportation