explore the city of Shamkir

Shamkir has some interesting places to explore while in Azerbaijan. Enjoy the city's agricultural market, Monuments Park and German heritage.

the city ofShamkir

explore the city ofShamkir

Launched in 2014, the Shamkir Chess Festival takes place every year between March and April, bringing some of the biggest names in chess to the country. Explore Monuments Park, designed in the shape of the map of Azerbaijan, which exhibits Azerbaijan’s major monuments in miniature. At the entrance to the city from the main Ganja-Gazakh highway, call into the Shamkir Sebeti (Shamkir Basket) agricultural market and discover why the region is renowned for its local fruits, vegetables and dairy produce. Meanwhile, local restaurants in Shamkir are also some of the best places to discover the rich traditions of ashuq music – a soulful combination of vocals, poetry and music played on a national stringed instrument called a saz.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

weather and season

Air temperature

Current:
25.9°C
Average:
17 – 26.5°C / 62.6–79.7°F

Feel temperature

Current:
26.1°C
Average:
16.8 – 28.8°C / 62.2–83.8°F

Wind

Current:
  • Times of clouds and sun
  • E
  • speed 9.3 km/h

When to go

  • Peak Season:
  • Spring, summer, autumn

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Visit Shamkir’s German heritage
Visit Shamkir’s German heritage
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Visit Shamkir’s German heritage

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Shamkir
Shamkir

Shamkir

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