Shamakhi

city of poets ancient capital

Azerbaijan’s former capital is surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage.

city of poetsancient capital

Sweeping views and inspiring poets

Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets such as Sabir and Nesimi. Invaders and earthquakes have left little in the way of an old town but the city’s Juma Mosque was one of the first to be founded in the Caucasus and, in rebuilt form, is truly splendid. And across the valley Yeddi Gumbaz houses the tombs of Shamakhi’s last independent rulers.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Shamakhiinteresting facts

DID YOU KNOW?
INTERESTING FACT #1

Then the capital of the legendary state of the Shirvanshahs, Shamakhi was destroyed by a terrible earthquake in 1192.

INTERESTING FACT #2

In the 19th century, the city was famous for its Shamakhi dancers, who were described in the memoirs of French writer Alexandre Dumas.

what to doin Shamakhi

Stargazing at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Stargazing at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Arts, culture and heritage

Stargazing at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory

Visit the largest astrophysical observatory in Azerbaijan. Established in the Soviet era and used to... More

Visit Juma Mosque, the First Mosque in Azerbaijan
Visit Juma Mosque, the First Mosque in Azerbaijan
Arts, culture and heritage

Visit Juma Mosque, the First Mosque in Azerbaijan

Located in Shamakhi, Juma is Azerbaijan's first mosque. It was started back in 743 AD,... More

In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs
In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs
Arts, culture and heritage

In the footsteps of the Shirvanshahs

Smahakhi is full of history and heritage. It's the perfect place for history hunters to... More

Tours of the Az-Granata winery
Tours of the Az-Granata winery
Food, drinks and nightlife

Tours of the Az-Granata winery

Azerbaijan's Wine Tourism Jewelry - Az-Granata Winery uses the latest technology to produce a wide... More

Tours of Shirvan Wines
Tours of Shirvan Wines
Food, drinks and nightlife

Tours of Shirvan Wines

Shirvan Wines is one of Azerbaijan's new wave of local wineries. Here you can enjoy... More

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