Gobustan and Mud Volcanoes

Description

Gobustan

Program

  • 1

    Day

    This tour covers Gobustan and mud volcanoes, with a duration of 4 hours and a one-way distance of 60 km.

    In Gobustn tourists will visit an interactive museum and an open-air museum of Rock Art.The open-air museum displays images from various epochs, dating back 10,000-8,000 years BC to the Middle Ages. Gobustan's Rock Art occupies a high place among other rock collections in the world, showcasing the development stages in themes, styles, structures, and execution techniques. Over 6,000 drawings on 1,000 rocks, ancient dwellings like caves and settlements, around 40 burial mounds, and over 100,000 items of material culture have been discovered through archaeological efforts.


    These Rock Art, spanning from the Mesolithic era, provide insights into the region's early civilization.


    Gobustan is included in the list of historical monuments protected by UNESCO. After Gobustan, tourists will head to mud volcanoes. Most of the mud volcanoes are located in Azerbaijan, mainly on the Absheron Peninsula. Volcanic mud is considered curative and is often used in cosmetology.