Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. Officially, about 25% of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku’s metropolitan area. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan.
Quba Genocide Memorial Complex
Martyrs’ Memorial Museum was put into use on January 20, 1997, the area of the Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, which is located on the territory of the Alley of Martyrs, is 105 sq.m . Martyrs’ Memorial Museum was founded to perpetuate the memory of the martyrs who died in the battle for Karabakh war. The personal belongings, dresses, pictures, documents and other historical information of martyrs are exhibited in the museum.
Guba History Ethnography Museum
Guba History – Local Museum was founded in 1924. In 2015, the museum was moved to a new 3-storey building with a total area of 1,620 square feet in accordance with modern standards. About 11,000 exhibits are being maintained in the museum’s main and auxiliary fund. İn the halls exhibitions of Guba carpets, national clothes of XVIII – XIX centuries, the history of the folk, culture, art, applied art, the life of the people, the life of active participants of historical events, other historical and scientific objects are displayed.
Juma Mosque in Quba
Right by the city’s central park stands one of the oldest mosques, Juma Mosque in Quba. Founded by Gazi Ismayil Efendi, its rich architecture was fashioned from red brick in 1802. In fact the architecture of this house of worship is typical only of mosques in Guba. Juma Mosque is one of the oldest religious centers not only of Guba, but of all north-eastern Azerbaijan.