Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
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The Diri Baba Mausoleum, located in the Gobustan region of Azerbaijan, is a stunning example of ancient architecture that dates back to the 15th century. This cylindrical mausoleum, built of stone, has an unusual shape, resembling a beehive with a conical dome. It is a significant historical and cultural landmark, not only because of its architectural uniqueness but also because it houses the tomb of the Sufi mystic and hermit Diri Baba. Legend has it that Diri Baba lived a solitary life of contemplation and meditation, gaining a reputation for his profound spirituality and wisdom. His tomb, housed within the mausoleum, has become a site of pilgrimage for those seeking solace, guidance, and blessings.
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1.5 kilometers from the Baku-Shamakhi highway, Qobustan 5600 Azerbaijan
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kimwillrule
Singapore, Singapore6,302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qubostan Azerbaijan: 15th century mausoleum of Diri Baba, a faithful Muslim is built in a glyptic cave. It was also a mosque where devout flocked to, post his death. The bright smooth surface, purity of lines stand out in the stunning mountains. It is characteristic of the school of Shrivan architecture and as cramped as the space is, it’s an architecture marvel. #eatstylishtravelstylish
Written June 13, 2024
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TRAVELdglobenow
Tampa, FL5,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
This is a 2-storied mausoleum of Sheikh Diri Baba built in the 15th Century. It is a steep climb going up. It was very well kept and visitors were allowed to enter and stay as long as they want. The interior was very small and very clean. It was in a remote but scenic area. It is across the street from the Old Cemetery. The architecture was interesting. The windows were ornate. There were seats by the window so you could see out. When we visited, there was a broom inside which gave me the impression that there was a caretaker of some sort. The building looked like it was built at the edge of the mountain or a huge piece of rock. I took several photographs of the exterior and interior. As we descended, we were met by a young boy (he said he was 12) selling fresh herbs for tea making or cooking. I had no way to use them so I paid him for a bag of the herbs and gave him some pens and pencils. This is definitely worth a stop.
Written September 15, 2016
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
It was an interesting site, well worth stopping off for a look. It's a bit of an anomaly as, as I understand it, in the Muslim religion there are not supposed to be monuments / shrines, etc to people. This one is to a wise, good man and seems to get around the rules.
Written September 30, 2022
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JAPRADHA
Pune, India100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We visited this place on our way to Shamakhi....the mausoleum is built directly in the cliff face...the stairs are very high & uneven....From the top you get a view of surrounding area.
Written November 16, 2019
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Lalarukh Thanvi
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Diri babas mosuleum, located in qobustan. Diri baba means alive grandpa who used to live in 16th century and was a sufi saint, after his death people believed as if hes alive so named as diri baba. Been there on way to qabala. Nice ancient history one must know about.
Written December 6, 2018
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JGDynamo
Canada2,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
The Diri Baba Mausoleum in Qobustan south of Baku is an incredibly beautiful memorial to the Sheikh. Small but ornate, clean, quiet (as a mausoleum should be) it was a marvel to behold on the rocks and to see how peaceful it was too. Built into the cliff face it is not gaudy and the climb to the top is very accessible for most people. Truly a lovely experience.
Written June 29, 2017
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C-Liz1
Toronto, Canada238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
One of the best in Azerbijian. The stairs are pretty narrow and stiff. Walk all the way to the top if you are able to.
Written February 28, 2017
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Solo Taxidiotis
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A historical place reconstructed keeping its original design the same.
Too crowded and you have to pay for tickets if you are a foreigner
Written July 7, 2024
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mrc282
World8,922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
the tomb, consists of two floors, is set against the rock face and surrounded by 7 caves. many dogs at the grounds but they are not aggressive.

entrance fees is 9 manats (foreigner).
Written March 14, 2024
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RobandMaryJean
Jerrabomberra516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The valley is located next to Maraza Village and is worth a stop when travelling to Western Azerbaijan.
The history is mixed but the location offers a decent photo op.
Written September 11, 2023
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