Why locals love it
Located 60 km from Baku the State Historical-Artistic Reserve “Qobustan” is an open-air museum. It's listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as "outstanding universal value" for the quality and density of its rock art engravings - more than 6,000 drawings on 1,000 rocks, more than 100,000 artefacts and others.
Why you should visit it
There you’ll see a lot of rock art pieces - petroglyphs reflecting the culture, economy, philosophy, customs and traditions of ancient people. In addition to this there is a Latin inscription dating back the 1st century AD, which testifies to the presence of Roman legions near Baku. The oldest of the images belongs to the Mesolithic era.
The reserve provides guided tours of petroglyphs. Without a guide, it can prove difficult to find the best petroglyphs.