What do tourists eat in Baku?

So, you are in Baku! Suitcases and jet lag are left in your room, and walks around the city are in full swing. You’ve already strolled along the waterfront, listening to the whisper of the Caspian, climbed to the very top of the Maiden Tower, listened to old stories about the Shirvanshahs, wandered through the […]

Qafqaz Tufandag Mountain Resort Hotel & Ski Complex

General information Visit us and enjoy our matchless beautiful nature in unsurpassed recreation tourism centre just about 4 km from Qabala City. Our “Qafqaz Resort” Hotel Complex consists of three hotel buildings, SPA center, entertainment centres and parks and has excellent conditions for making your holidays unforgettable both in summer and in winter. The mountainous […]

Kharak bread

Kharak bread

This is the name of Gusar bread. The bread is made in ovens typical of the northern zone. These ovens are called kharak. They are different from ovens used in other regions. The kharak made from soil has a rectangular shape and looks like an oven. Apart from bread, it is also used to cook […]



Some authors interpret the Lezgin eth­nonym as “mountain people”. Lezgins comprise 95 percent of the district po­pulation. Having an important position among national minorities in Azerbaijan, the Lezgins live mainly in the northern and northwestern part of the country. Known as one of the main peoples of Caucasian Albania, the Legs are regar­ded as ancestors […]

novruz holiday

Nowruz in Zoroastrianism

According to Zoroastrian beliefs, Nowruz is linked to four most important symbols of life: water, fire, wind and flames. Zoroastrianism led to the creation of a series of fire-related holidays. Each of the last four Wednesdays has a symbolic name. Nowruz celebrations, beliefs and rituals are described in Avesta, the main book of Zoroastrians.Therefore, there […]

Nowruz Bayrami

It is one of the most ancient Turkic holidays marked on 20-22 March. It symbolizes the arrival of spring and means abundance and prosperity. The most widespread myth goes as follows: “An oghuz (Turkish tribesman) living in a cave was afraid of the cold winter, which is why he always put aside some food. One […]


Khinalig legend

The village, which is situated at the foothills of Mount Ketsh, was destroyed by a strong earthquake, while survivors settled at the foothills of Mount Dam Dam and planted henna. Since then, the village has been called Khinalig. The Khinalig people, whose way of life has not undergone significant changes since time immemorial, regard themselves […]

Khinalig lifestyle

The Khinalig people, who have maintained their ancient customs and traditions, hold their weddings and other ceremonies as they did in the past. The Khinalig people have rich traditions related to rain, agriculture, some domestic animals, weddings, funerals and observation of heavenly bodies. Their customs and traditions, which form part of their lifestyle, are based […]

Tat chighirtma

Chicken is cleaned and cut into whole pieces. It is scalded in boiling water. Then 4 or 5 finely sliced onions are roas-ted in another pot on churn oil and the chicken is placed in the pot. The chicken is roasted in a few minutes. Then, they put one teaspoonful of grape vinegar in a […]

Guba baklava

Guba baklava and bukma are sold at baklava workshops located in almost all the streets of the city and mostly in pri-vate courtyards. It is possible to watch baklava and bukma being cooked here. Although it resembles the Shaki halvah and Baku baklava, it tastes differently. Stuffing from milled walnuts mixed with sugar is made […]