Ganja Fortress Gates – Archaeology and Ethnography Museum


Visit Guide to Ganja Fortress Gates – Archaeology and Ethnography Museum

It is a place that reflects the history, archeology, and ethnography of Ganja. People who visit Nizami’s and Javad Khan’s homeland, with a great interest and enthusiasm get acquainted with Ganja Fortress Gates-Archeology and Ethnography Museum which is considered as the major cultural attraction. The famous Ganja gates were initially restored in 2008 and built at the entrance of the city.

Getting There

You can reach it by car in 15 minutes from the city center. Also, you can use a taxi or a private car to reach the address easily.

What to Expect

The Iron Gates of the Fortress give a special grandeur to the Ganja Fortress Gates-Archeology and Ethnography Museum. The created monument complex is a restored version of the gates of the city called “Mausoleum Gate ”.

Historical events are reflected in the complex in chronological order. This is an important experience for visitors to learn and recognize the history, culture, and architectural features of ancient Ganja. Guests who visit the mausoleum of the genius poet of Ganja, Nizami Ganjavi, can also come to the Nizami Ganjavi museum located nearby.


Ganja Fortress Gates – Archeology and Ethnography Museum, which is located near the city, was built from red brick in 2012-2014. This unique building is a reconstructed image of one of the five fortress gates that existed in ancient Ganja. This example of metalwork, called the “mausoleum gate”, was built on both sides of the Ganja-Baku highway.

The total length is 50 meters, the height of the bastions reaches 22 meters. The main part of the fortress is five-story and together with the plinth seven-story. A 75-meter national flag is installed in front of it and the coat of arms of Ganja is placed in the right part of the complex. A 62-meter-long underground tunnel connects both forts.

Facilities Available

  • Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum
  • Nizami Ganjavi Museum
  • Imamzadeh Complex