a testament to toleranceby Red Village’s Mountain Jews
Housed in the remarkable former Garchagi Synagogue, the Museum of Mountain Jews houses a wide array of exhibits collected from across the Caucasus. These artefacts offer a snapshot of everyday life in the 19th century, complete with household items, various spiritual and secular documents and even horse-drawn carriages. Visitors can opt for a guided tour offered in both local and foreign languages that provide detailed information about each exhibit, allowing for a more immersive experience. The museum has rapidly become a popular attraction for both local and foreign tourists who are keen to explore the distinctive history and heritage of the Mountain Jews.
The Museum of Mountain Jews in Guba is more than just a museum. It stands as a beacon of cultural preservation that highlights the historical relics of a community that has left a profound impact on the region. It is a celebration of a culture, a record of an area and an invitation to discover and learn. Its existence stands as a testament to the spirit of preservation, a call to remember shared history and a stepping-stone to a more diverse and inclusive future.
Museum of Mountain Jews and Tourist Information Centre
Monday-Thursday, Sunday, 10:00-18:00;
+99455 559 9595
Entrance: 10 AZN (tourists), 5 AZN (local citizen), 3 AZN (children 12-16), free (children under 12)