11 hours 30 minut
Tour Type
One day trip
Group Size
18 People
Minimal age

Medieval Azerbaijan: Diri Baba mausoleum and Lagich village

Main information

To travel back in time, walking through the village of artisans, and visit the ancient shrine hidden in the rocks, I will introduce you to the culture and history of ancient Azerbaijan. You will see the amazing mausoleum of Sheikh Diri Baba in its architecture and find stunning copper products in the village of Lagich. You will learn about the eastern medieval construction, ancient traditions and crafts, as well as enjoy the picturesque natural views.

Departure point Old Town, Double Gates
Departure Time 09:00
Arrival Time 20:30
Pickup Available
Languages English, Russian, Arabic
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (if agreed)
  • Comfortable transport with air conditioning
  • Tea table with jam in the forest
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets

The mausoleum building, as if floating in the rocks, is a real masterpiece of the Shirvan architectural school. I will tell you about the construction of the monument of the XV century and the legendary Sheikh Diri Baba, and also explain what sacrifices the locals make and what they ask the saint for. You will explore the interior of the tomb and admire the panoramic view from the roof of the mausoleum.

The cobbled streets and squares of Lagich will take you back to the Middle Ages. We will walk between two-storey houses made of light gray river stone and talk about the population of the village, see ancient mosques and artisan shops. I will share an ancient legend about the Persian Shah, which will explain the ability of the inhabitants to skillfully melt iron and copper, and in the local history museum you will get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the region. You will learn about the unique construction technology developed to protect against earthquakes, and hear many stories about the locals.

At the end, we will walk over the suspension bridge over the Girdimanchai River and recharge with adrenaline.