Explore the ancient part of the Absheron Peninsula. Learn more about ancient village Gala, where the open-air museum is now located. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims, visiting the temple of fire worshipers Ateshgah. In the evening warm yourself near a mysterious burning mountain Yanardag. The warmth and the beauty of the fire will amaze you.
What is included/excluded
Entrance fee to museums
Entry/Admission - Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex
Entry/Admission - Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Entry/Admission - Yanar Dag
Departure & Return
Parliament, Baku, Azerbaijan
Traveler pickup is offered
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, Mira St., 5 Qala district, Baku Azerbaijan
Visiting Azerbaijan's historical ethnographic reserve - the ancient village Gala. In the village there are 243 monuments of architecture and archaeology, from the prehistoric man of the Bronze Age (3000 BC.) to the surviving mosques, baths, and premises belonging to the late Middle Ages. Covering an area of 156 hectares, the preserve contains burial mounds, crypts, dwelling houses as well as 4 storage pools, ruins of an ancient palace, 5 mosques and 3 bath-houses dating back to a period between 3rd Millennium BC and 20th century.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ateshgah - Fire Temple, Сураханский район, Baku Azerbaijan
Ateshgah is an ancient Zoroastrian temple of flame built by Indian fire-worshipers' community back in the 17-18th centuries. In the middle of courtyard sits an altar, the centerpiece of the temple where fire rituals were observed. The altar is situated right above the natural gas vent, igniting a large flame in the middle.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Yanar Dag, Binagadi-Balakhany Highway Absheron Peninsula - Village of Mammadli, Baku 0125 Azerbaijan
Visiting Yanardag (“Burning Mountain”) is a hill located on the top of natural gas pocket with continuous flame eruption. Most probably the fire has been burning for over 20,000 years at Yanardag.
Duration: 1 hour
Hotel 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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers