Gala Archaeological And Ethnographic Open Air Museum Complex

Petroglyphs covering the period from the 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C. to the Middle Ages, gavaldash (tambourine stone), ceramics, domestic and adornment items, weapons and coins, conserved remnants of an ancient residential complex, etc. found in the Absheron peninsula were placed at the Complex. The Qala Fortress related to the 10-14th centuries includes a tower and a stronghold. Used for surveillance and defense, the tower-related to the 10-14th century is 13.8 meters tall. Golden coins, remnants of a golden bracelet and ceramic samples related to the 10-16th centuries are displayed in a stronghold related to the 16-17th centuries. At the Qala Complex, on-rock and under-rock habitats, petroglyphs, ancient foundations, primitive wall remnants related to the Bronze Age, two underground tunnels leading to the Caspian Sea and Baku city related to the 10-14th and 10-15th centuries and a tender related to the 18th century are demonstrated. Mainly human and animal figures, various fragments were engraved on the rocks here. There are 243 historic-architectural monuments (mosques, ancient living buildings, baths, coffee beans, walls of ancient houses, etc.) in the Gala Museum. There are also 400-years-old pistachio trees, figs, figs, olive trees, flowers and other decorative items in the territory of the reserve.

What you get

normal price: 2.3$
with GoBakuCard: Free

Hours & Admission


: Closed
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm

Getting there

Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum

Address: Mira street 5, Qala district, Baku/Azerbaijan

Contacts:(+994) 12 459 51 58

An hour by bus № 125 from Azneft circuit to Koroghlu Metro Station

43 minutes by bus № 150 from Koroghlu Metro Station