Qabala

Welcome to Qabala

Set amidst dense chestnut and hazelnut forests, surrounded by the spectacular Caucasus mountains, the historic city of Qabala is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Azerbaijan.

Things to see and do in Qabala

  • If you want to get a glimpse of Old Qabala head 25 km south-west towards Sheki where you’ll find the ruins of the 2,500 year old capital of Caucasian Albania, Chukur Gabala, with its main gates still standing tall.
  • Visit the village of Laza to try the local specialty “dashsarasy kebab” which literally translates to kebab between stones. A method of cooking when meat marinated with mint is roasted over an open fire between two mountain stones.
  • Get a breath of fresh mountain air and take in the picturesque scenery of the Caucasus mountains during a cable car ride on your visit to Tufandag Winter Summer Tourism Holiday Complex. The car stops at four different levels along the way where you can take a rest outside or have a bite to eat at one of the restaurants or cafés.
  • Try archery, pistol or rifle shooting at Gabala Shooting club. With options for beginners and experts alike,  everyone will be able to enjoy this fun outdoor activity.

Tips for travellers

Escape the summer heat on a day trip to Ismailli State Reserve with a stop at the beautiful Yeddi Gozel Waterfall also called Seven Beauties Waterfall. The reserve is home to more than 150 animal species and more than 100 types of birds. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of a brown Bear, a Lynx or a Caucasian Dear while you explore these wild surroundings.

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