Visit Guide to Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Located 60km south of Baku near the settlement of Gobustan a collection of rocky hills harbour over 6,000 prehistoric petroglyphs, the oldest of which date back to 15,000 BC, as well as the easternmost inscription left by a Roman soldier in 1 AD. The uniqueness of the rock art, which offers incredible insights into the lifestyle and beliefs of our ancient ancestors, led to the site’s inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The superb onsite museum will take you time travelling.

Getting There

Gobustan is located a short 30-min drive from Baku in the Garadagh district. You may use public transportation or take a car ride to the area.

What to Expect

Get ready to be amazed as you take a journey to millennia ago – you will have a chance to see more than 6,000 petroglyphs – rock engravings depicting animals, hunting scenes and lifestyle of the ancient people inhabiting this area. There is also an inscription by a Roman legionnaire discovered by scientists in the 1930s, stating that a legion of Roman empire troops had been to Gobustan centuries ago.


  • Guide services
  • Audio guides
  • Tourism Information Point
  • Taxis
  • Public toilet