"Basgal" state historical-cultural reserve

"Basgal" state historical-cultural reserve

The territory of Basgal settlement of Ismayilli district has a rich historical and cultural heritage. State Tourism Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan "Basgal" State Historical-Cultural Reserve covers the ancient part of Basgal settlement. The area of ​​the reserve, established in 1989, is 76 hectares.

In the territory of the reserve, there are historical streets such as the medieval Galabaşı fortress, Goshabulag, Demirchibazar, Daramahalle, Kharabiyan, Kalakuche, Qalibgah, Chaygiraghi, and Bazar square. The fortifications of Basgal from the 9th-19th centuries, Sheikh Mohammad Mosque, Haji Badal Mosque, water and sewage networks, historical baths, artisan quarries, estates, historical and cultural monuments are among the valuable examples of our cultural heritage.

Basgal is also famous for its more than 300-year-old sycamore tree. The Sheikh Mohammad mosque, which dates back to 1531, forms a complex with Pir chinar, Pir bulag and the Kharabiyan cemetery built in the Middle Ages. According to the newly discovered inscription, that complex was a Sufi monastery.

"Basgal" State Historical-Cultural Reserve pays special attention to restoration-conservation and reconstruction works on historical and cultural monuments existing in this area, revival of traditional folk crafts, creation of recreation-tourism infrastructure facilities and service areas.

Basgal's Galalar ancient and early medieval settlement has not been studied from an archaeological point of view. However, material and cultural samples discovered by chance are displayed in the "Basgal" State Historical and Cultural Reserve.