Gobustan Rock Art
Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,607 contributions
Sep 2022
It's amazing how you can get up close to the rock art and try to decipher what the pictures are and what they might mean. You follow a path through the area to see several of the sites in turn, some of these have explanation boards. Our guide was good in that he was able to point out pictures we might have missed. You need to concentrate to see them as you can easily miss them.
Written September 30, 2022
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Stephen L
Cambridge, UK475 contributions
Sep 2022
The petroglyphs are outstanding and a definite must for a visit if you are in Baku. Museum first then a walk well marked out to view the rock art
Written September 28, 2022
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,001 contributions
Sep 2022
Really enjoyed the museum and walking around the rocks viewing petroglyphs. Luckily we had a great guide who was able to point out some of the more obscure ones,
Written September 5, 2022
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OnwardTraveller
Southampton, UK1,011 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Terrific little museum and then after a short drive (or 25min walk) the excellent site with easily walkable trails with explanatory boards/

An easy drive an hour south of Baku. No guide needed but plenty available if you feel the need. Small entrance fee. Allow about 90-120 mins for a reasonable visit.
Written July 6, 2022
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,867 contributions
May 2022
What a fascinating spot.
The various petroglyphs are well displayed with information boards.
There are many to see and this is a good visit
Written June 13, 2022
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,520 contributions
May 2022
Saw a few rock paintings and Petroglyphs which was difficult to understand for a amateur tourist but thankfully one of the guides was present to explain us one particular rock painting.Visiting the entire 537 hectares(1328 acres) Rock Art cultural landscape could take a entire day or day's and hence after a brief visit to the first few Rock art stones made our way back to the car park.
Written May 31, 2022
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Amanda Jane F
Al Wakrah, Qatar110 contributions
Feb 2022
Definitely do a tour of the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic Preserve Museum and Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape. There are English-speaking guides available, you just have to ask. Our guide, Fruzia (I believe), was incredibly knowledgable, informative, and eager for the chance to practice her English with native speakers. The museum over this UNESCO World Heritage Site is BRILLIANTLY done! It is very, interactive and kid friendly, with round rooms for each exhibit, very unique -- very in-line with Baku's interesting architecture and artistically minded people and country. After touring all of the exhibits around the museum, our guide from the museum also took us to the outdoor rock landscape to see the petroglyphs.
Written February 18, 2022
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Виктор Б
Kyiv, Ukraine87 contributions
Mar 2021
A very interesting archaeological site where you can see real drawings of the Stone Age, which are more than many thousands of years old. But start your visit with the museum! The museum impressed with both expositions and very interesting audio and video presentations.
Written March 15, 2021
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Mohga Moamen
Cairo, Egypt207 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great landscape, interesting history and nice tour. Don’t miss out if you are in Baku. It was a day trip tour.
Written February 12, 2021
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OxfordStrasser
Oxford128 contributions
Feb 2020
Wow, what a place! This was probably the highlight of our self-drive tour round Azerbaijan. Having managed to avoid the suicidals trying to cross the dual carriageway by dodging cars speeding at 100kph, we were grateful to arrive without incident. We were anxious to return the hire car and, given that Baku is the location for a grand prix event, that the roads are marked out to accommodate this and that local drivers seem to imagine themselves participating in that event, we were keen to give ourselves enough time to get back without having to participate in the imaginary grand prix. We allowed ourselves just two hours, therefore, to take in this site which was a mistake as you can easily spend much longer. The location, looking out over the Caspian and the desolation in the foreground make this an altogether other-worldly experience. It's difficult to imagine life 11,000 years ago on this site.

The state of preservation and the extensive range of petroglyphs here are truly incredible and the information centre does a very good job of explaining what you can see. It is also air-conditioned which was very welcome even at the end of September.

Azerbajian is a great country with a huge range of visual treats from Qobustan to the flame towers to the lower Caucasus. Driving in Baku is at the Naples end of the spectrum ranging from Namibia to Naples but is fine out in the country. The oil money is lavished on architetctural vanity projects in Baku while the E119 to Quba, while scenic, requires some careful evasive action to avoid potholes.
Written January 2, 2021
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