Do not miss to visit Ganja during your trip to Azerbaijan. Ganja is one of the oldest cities of the Caucasus and has been one of the most important cities in Azerbaijan for a long time. Ganja is an old city of Azerbaijan, founded in the fifth century. The name Ganja comes from the word “gan”, which means broad, abundant. “Dede Korkut Stories” will be an important reference source for those who want to learn about Ganja. Gence, whose name has changed many times over the years; During the Russian Empire, Elizavetpol (1804-1918) was named Gence between 1920 and 1935, and Kirovabad between 1935 and 1991. The city got its current name in 1989. It became the second largest city of the country after Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991.
The best time to visit Ganja is during the summer months from June to August, when the weather is warm and sunny. The official currency in Azerbaijan is the Azerbaijani Manat, and English is widely spoken in the city. It’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take basic safety precautions while travelling, such as avoiding isolated areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings.
Among the places to visit Ganja, Shah Abbas Caravanserai, Juma (Friday) Mosque, Han Vineyard, Russian Orthodox Church, Caucasian Albanian Church, Central Museum, Bottle House, Javad Khan Tomb, Masjid of Tastes, Medieval Bath and Caravanserai and writer Nizami Gencevi mausoleum.