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Ganja

one of the famous tourist destinations in Azerbaijan with its historic buildings, modern shopping malls and traditional shops, located in the old town
358
km
distance from Baku
4.1
hrs
average time driven by car
27.6
km2
square of places to visit
Ganja, with a history of over 2500 years, is the second largest city in the country, a monument to its ancient culture, the industrial centre of western Azerbaijan and the home of the great Nizami. Ganja is surrounded by a multitude of forests, vineyards, lakes, rivers and mountains. The area is famous for many mineral springs and the unique medicinal oil – naphthalan, extracted 48 km from Ganja, in the city of Naftalan. 

In the neighboring area of Goygol, there is the Goygol Nature Reserve which is the primary reserve in Azerbaijan.