Its location is one of the closest to the capital regions of Azerbaijan.
Due to its good location (168 km from Baku) and rich infrastructure, the Guba
region is one of the favorite tourist destinations. Visitors have long chosen
Gechresh place where you can relax in the shady woods, Tangaalti gorge where
the river carries Velvelichai stormy waters, the famous waterfall Afurdzhi that
is listed in Monuments of Azerbaijani Nature List. The district has a unique
mountain village Khinalig, located at an altitude of 2500 m. above sea level.
The population of the village is a separate ethnographic group, with its own
language. In Guba, there is also a famous village of Krasnaya Sloboda, which is
home to one of the largest communities of Mountain Jews in the world. Guba is
also famous for its apples, which became its symbol. Furthermore, Guba is a
recognized carpet weaving center. There are many architectural monuments
preserved in the vicinity of Guba. At one time, Guba was visited by the famous
French writer Alexander Dumas, the writer Bestujev-Marly, the famous Norwegian
scientist and explorer Thor Heyerdahl. And today Guba is welcoming guests from
all around the world.
Guba is located on the north-eastern flanks of hills of the Shahdag
mountain belonging to the Greater Caucasus mountains at the altitude of 600 m
above sea level on the bank of Gudial river at the distance of 168 km from
Baku. Due to the favorable location and rich infrastructure Guba district is
one of the favorite tourist destinations. Visiters since long time ago have chosen Gyachresh place where you
can relax in the shady woods, Tengealtin gorge, where the turbulent river
Velvelichai runs, the famous Afurdzhin waterfall which is included into the
list of “Monuments of Azerbaijan Nature”.
There is a unique mountainous Khinalig village at the territory of this
district which located at the altitude of 2500 meters above sea level. The
population of the village is a separate ethnographic group with its only
language which no one else in the world speaks. Not far from Khinalig is
located one more distinctive mountainous village – Griz.
The famous village Krasnaya Sloboda which is a home to one of the larges
communities of Mountain Jews in the world is also located in Guba. The
inhabitants of this village are engaged mainly in trade. You can see pompous,
blinding by their beauty villas erected all across the village.
Guba is famous for its apples which have long become its symbol. Guba
residents affirm that there are more than 40 different varieties of
Many architectural monuments are preserved in the vicinity of the city:
the Juma mosque, the mausoleum of the XVI century, Sakina – Khanum mosque,
ancient baths. The city has a historical museum, museum - house of educator,
writer and public figure of the XX century A. Bakikhanov.
Besides it Guba is a recognized center of carpet weaving. Local people
believe that traditional Guba carpets Chichi, Ag Gul, Pirabadil are the best in
At the time Guba was visited by the famous French writer Alexander
Dumas, writer Bestuzhev – Marlinskiy, the famous Norwegian scientist and
traveler Thor Heyerdahl.
Today everything in Guba is ready to welcome the guests who come more
and more with every other year. The Guba information center for tourism provides
the visitors with different kinds of assistance.
The tasks of the Tourism Information Centre include providing the
tourists with free information regarding the tourist infrastructure of the
area, location of the hotels, attractions, historical sites, etc.
For an additional fee (approximately 70-80 manats) visitors can use
services of the guide who will take them to the most interesting places in the
area. The Center also has developed and offers a variety of tours that cover 16
of the most interesting objects in Guba – from Central city park to the unique
mountainous village Khinalig where not every car can get to. There are tours to
the neighboring areas, such as on the route Guba – Laza village of Gusar
By the way, for the trips to remote villages tourists are provided with
off –road vehicle with driver (10 – 40 manats per person).
Guba is located