Railway through the nature to the mountains, Zagatala region, Azerbaijan. Железная дорога через зеленые просторы к горам, Загатала, Азербайджан. Zaqatala rayonu, Azerbaycan. Photo by @isr_obvius ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
General info: 🔸Zagatala region is located in the north-west of the country on the southern slope of the Caucasus. In the south it borders Georgia and in the north – Republic of Dagestan of the Russian Federation.🔸More than half of the territory is covered by mountains and forests.🔸Part of the region is occupied by Zagatala reserve which has favorable conditions for ecological tourism. Travelling by tourist paths on foot or on horseback you can observe the behavior of animals and birds, take photos and videos.🔸There are favorable conditions for hunting and skiing in winter around the Gash village.🔸This region has a large number of historical and cultural monuments:
💡mosques of XVIII century in Gozbarah and Galal villages
💡Albanian fortress and a mosque of XVIII century in Mazyh village
💡two monuments of XIV century in Kebeloba village
💡Albanian stronghold of XIII century in Pashan village
💡Tower Chingozgala of XV century
💡Albanian fortress Ahahdere of XII century in Char village
💡Juma mosque of XIX century in Tala village.
🔸There is also a fortress built in the late Middle Ages, where at the time of the 1905 revolution sailors from the battleship “Potemkin” revolted against Tsarist autocracy were imprisoned.
🔸Zagatala is a beautiful, green city with wide streets, some of them are paved with local stone. One-storey houses with tiled roofs are there alongside with modern buildings
by buses Baku – Zagatala – 9 hours
by train: Baku – Balaken – 11 hours
by air: Baku – Zagatala ( “Parzivan”)– 60 min (from azerbaijan.travel website)
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