Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
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Ancient castle in Nakhichevan. Was a residence of Atabey dynasty of Azerbaijan and one of the strongest and biggest fortresses in Middle Age East. Located on a mountain's peak, Alinja fortress is now opened as a tourist attraction.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rowena G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A 3000 steps that I can tell to myself I will do it over and over again. So amazing specially during sunset it looks like a closing eyes from up above. Added with our tour guide Mr. Samik who gave us historical story of each site, you be more interested. You can contact him from our tour coordinator Sevilya +994 50 303 36 88
Written 5 September 2022
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Gordy M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The hike to the top is on a steep and secure staircase. The views are forth the effort. The small museum at the trailhead is worth a quick visit.
Written 8 July 2022
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Don T
Hanover, MD20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The views, the history, the architecture, the wildlife, and a good workout. If you come to Nakhchivan and don't do this, you may just want to stop traveling at all. I don't want to spoil it but you need to come here and try to make it to the top. It will be worth it.
Written 1 March 2020
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Ruth
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Instead of climbing up all 2000+ steps at day with the hot sun hanging atop, we chose to do it at night. It was a nice and breezy climb with a huge full moon beaming at us from above. View at night was a little disappointing as they did not light up all the lights around the periphery of the castle. Nonetheless, a great workout and evening spent with our local hosts. Can imagine how beautiful it would be if someone were to capture the milky way with the castle at the bottom. There's no clouds at all in Nakhchivan!
Written 26 August 2019
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Graham S
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
There are a lot of steps to climb but an amazing place. 12th century, besieged by Tamerlane for 14 years. Well worth a visit.
Written 15 May 2019
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John Charles
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
A hidden gem in Azerbaijan. Climbing up the more than 2000 stairs to the top of the fortress can be a bit of a challenge but once you reach it you will be rewarded with an awesome view. The place is unknown to many.
Written 19 November 2018
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