Visit Ganja City in Azerbaijan

Visit Ganja City in Azerbaijan

Ganja is Azerbaijan's second-largest city with a population of around 313,300 According to medieval Arabic sources, the city of Ganja was founded in 859-60 by Mohammad b. Khaled b. Yazid b. Mazyad. . It was named Elisabethpol in the Russian Empire period.

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in 1918 became the temporary capital of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, at which point it was renamed Ganja again, until Baku was recaptured from the British backed Centrocaspian dictatorship becoming the capital city of Azerbaijan. A construction boom is dramatically transforming the urban face of Ganja as the city has seen a rise in the construction sector in recent years. This boom has inevitably led to dramatic changes in the city's urban development, transforming the old Soviet city into a hub of high-rise, mixed-use buildings. The economy of Ganja is partially agricultural, partially tourist based, with some mining industries in operation.  There are porcelain, silk and footwear industries as well as other industries processing food, grapes and cotton from the surrounding farmlands. The city has one of the largest textile conglomerates in Azerbaijan and is famous for a fabric named Ganja silk, which received the highest marks in the markets of neighboring countries and the Middle East.  Nizami Mausoleum, built in honor of Nizami Ganjavi, stands just outside the city, and attracts nearly 35,000 visitors per year. In 1606 construction was started on the Juma Mosque which is the biggest mosque in the city. Also of interest is Khan Bagi, a 17th century built garden.

Central Park Hotel Baku

We would like the Central Park to be your “home from home”.  The hotel is located just a five minute walk from the marvellous Fountain Square and ten minutes from the Nizami Promenade, where you will find world famous boutiques. Again, within ten minutes walk, is the wonderful boulevard with breath-taking views of Baku Bay and the Caspian Sea.

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