The city with history smell..

Qabala is rich of historical, ethnographic and cultural monuments. Many of these monuments are located not only in Qabala but also in surrounding areas and villages. These monuments are: The “Cuma” mosque, dating to the 18th century, the Stone Kurgan in the Big Amirli village dating back to the 1st millennium, the Albanian mosque belonging to the 4th century, the tombs in the village of Hazir, the Tower of Girls in the South of Yengica village of 15th century, Surxay fortress (10-12th century) and many other important monuments.

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Cotari Kilsəsi

Khazra Village Tombstones

Hazra Village is located 4 km from the city of Gabala in a vast area surrounded by greenery, 900 km above sea level. The history of village goes back from the period of the Arabic occupation of region and spread of Islam. For this reason, ancient religious tombs and gravestones are found in Hazra village. The most important of them is Hazra forest which is graveyard located in forestry and is considered to be a religious place of local population. There are 7 tombs dating back to medieval architecture. Only 4 of these tombs have come to our time and they are now protected as historical monuments of national significance. Arabic inscriptions of four persons buried in these kurgans, Sheikh Badratdin (1446), Sheikh Mansur (16th century), Sheikh Mohammad (17th century), Sheikh Mansur tombs have so far come today.
The words written above: “Don’t think that the death is the end of everything. Those who have passed away for the sake of God will get their rewards. This tomb was built in the honour of Sheikh Mansur. God will let his grave be light”.
Besides these tombs, numerous gravestones were found in Hazra forest. There are various Arabic inscriptions on these gravestones. All these findings once more emphasize that Hazra village is one of the oldest settlements.

An eight-point mosque

The “Sekkizgusheli” mosque is an important historical monument made in the 18th century. The mosque’s roof is eight sided, and this detail is religiously emphasized as a symbol of paradise. This mosque is preserved in the territory of local importance in the Qabala city. The mosque is located in the center of the city on Ismail Bey Qutqashinli street.

Cotari Church

The Nic village, which reflects the ancient heritage and culture of the past, is located 40km from the city center of Qabala. With its unique culture, beliefs and heritage, this village gets very big interest from tourists coming to Qabala. Nic has a Cotari church built in the 17th century, dating back to the history of Caucasian Albania. Historical monument, along with its antiquity, is also differs by its uniqueness.