For centuries, fire-worshipers from faraway countries, and even priests from India have searched for the fire and found it in Absheron and built their main temple here - Surakhani Atashgah.
The burning of the foot of the mountain (Yanardagh) for a long time is the main nuance that attracts attention. The most interesting thing is that the wind, rain and snow have not been able to extinguish this fire for 4,000 years.
What is included/excludedHotel pickup and drop-off
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Entrance fees to museums
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Departure & ReturnTraveler pickup is offered
We pick the up all travelers from their location inside of the city.
What to ExpectItinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
Ateshgah in the Suraxani district of Baku is one of the three Mecusi temples in the world.
According to Zoroastrianism, this place is as sacred as Mecca. There are 3 shrines in Iran, India and Azerbaijan.
Every tourist who enters the cellars can feel the wonders of this place. For example, as you enter 12 cells, you will see a very strange sight as you look at the flames burning in the dome of the four-storey building in the yard of Ateshgah. At this point, it seems to you that you are standing on a step of the flame. Or when you get to the 18th cell and stop there for a while, you hear strange sounds. It seems to someone that they are talking. Mixed voices are clearly heard, but they do not understand what they are saying.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
We will continue our trip by visiting most famous fire Fire Mountain (Yanardag), which has a ten meters long wall of fire, that never extinguishes and is burning continuously alongside the edge of the hill.
The volcano, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage, has been burning for hundreds of years. With the natural gas coming to the surface, the skirt of the burning mountain is flooded with visitors day and night.
Before the 7th century, the Volcano was used as the temple of the Mecus, and the buildings around it were destroyed and the fire continued to burn.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan
We will have a short stop in Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. The park of the Heydar Aliyev Center is one of the most beautiful places in the city to relax and have fun. Everyone here can relax, go for a walk, look at the various outdoor exhibitions in the park and, of course, perpetuate their beautiful moments in photos and videos. Visitors are able to get acquainted with the art composition "I Love Baku" in the park of the Heydar Aliyev Center.
Duration: 30 minutes
Hotel PickupHotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Cancellation PolicyFor a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Additional infoConfirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate