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UNESCO Sites in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan unesco sites
Azerbaijan unesco sites
unesco world heritage sites

Azerbaijan UNESCO has registered 3 sites on the World Heritage list and 12 on the tentative list.

Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.

More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Azerbaijan and the corresponding map.

Azerbaijan UNESCO list

  1. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
  2. Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
  3. The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower


  1. Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape: A site with thousands of rock engravings that depict prehistoric life in the region, dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period.
  2. Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace: A well-preserved example of traditional architecture in the Caucasus region, featuring a palace and houses with intricate wooden carvings and stained-glass windows.
  3. Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower: A medieval city with impressive defensive walls, towers, and palaces, including the 15th-century Shirvanshah’s Palace and the iconic Maiden Tower.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Azerbaijan are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.

Azerbaijan UNESCO Map

Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Azerbaijan.

Sites on the Tentative List

  1. Surakhany, Atashgyakh (Fire – worshippers, temple – museum at Surakhany)
  2. The mausoleum of Nakhichevan
  3. “Binegadi” 4th Period Fauna and Flora Deposit
  4. “Lok-Batan” Mud Cone
  5. Baku Stage” Mountain
  6. The Caspian Shore Defensive Constructions
  7. Susha Historical and architectural reserve
  8. Ordubad Historical and architectural reserve
  9. Khinalig – medieval mountainous village
  10. Hirkan Forests
  11. Prehistoric sites of the Azykh and Taghlar caves
  12. Khudafarin Bridges and related sites