Zagatala Fortress, Zagatala

#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Shaki-Zagatala Region
Architectural Building · Historic Site
Zagatala is a picturesque region scattered with historical monuments. One of the best is the Zagatala Fortress, built by the Russians in 1830, shortly after they annexed north-western Azerbaijan. It was used to defend the area from mountain tribes eager to maintain their independence and became the site of fierce battles. Later, the mutineers of the battleship Potemkin were imprisoned here in 1907. Today, you can walk around the old fortress walls, see the ruins of various buildings and imagine the place populated with thousands of tsarist soldiers. Arrange to visit Zagatala Fortress and other attractions in Zagatala using our Zagatala sightseeing planner.
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  • After crossing into Azerbaijan from Georgia heading East we stopped at Zaqatala for a break and walked to see the Qala Duzu ruins. There isn’t a lot to see here, mostly former fortress and its...  more »
  • Qala düzü is nice place . You can drink azerbajian tea and jam in there.There is wonderful scene.Zaqatala have already greenery places.  more »

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