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.
The earliest information on the history of Guba is found in ancient Albanian and Arabic sources, in the works of various geographers in Europe. The first stone of Guba was laid in the XIV century.
Guba is located 168 km from Baku, on the northeastern slopes of the Shahdagh of the Greater Caucasus, on the coast of Kudyalchai. Due to its geographical location and rich infrastructure, Guba region is one of the most popular places in Azerbaijan. The area is rich in natural and historical monuments. It is an ideal place for those who prefer to relax in nature.
Khinalig is a unique high mountain village. The villagers form a separate ethnographic group with their own language. There are about 380 houses in the village aged 200-300 years. Another mountain village not far from Khinalyn is the village of Gryz, Tallagalti valley, which is included in the list of “Azerbaijan nature monuments” on the shores of Valvalachay, Afurca waterfall in Afurca village, Lake Nugadi Lake, Chingeling lake.
Aqbil tombs (16th century), Subaba tomb in Alpan village (16th century), mosque and minaret in First Nugadi village (XVII-XIX centuries), zodiac in Khinalig village, Mountain bridge over Kudyalchay, etc. is one of the architectural monuments located in the area.
In the village of Khinalig, the largest mountain village in Europe, there is the temple of the ninth century, the 19th century Sakina khanum, the Haji Jafar and Juma mosques, the Gumbazli bath, and the Alamu castle and historical mosque in the Rustov village.
Guba is already known for its apples, which have become symbols. More than 40 varieties of apples are grown here.
In addition, Guba is a well-known carpet center. Traditional Guba carpets – Chichi, White roses, Pirabadil – are world famous carpet types. The decorations of Guba carpets are stylized plants and sometimes animal motifs of geometric patterns.