Day #2:you will visit two Caucasian Albanian temples, writer’s house-museum and excavations of ancient civilizations.
Your first stop is an ancient Christian church built in 12th century, located in Kish village 5km away from Sheki. You will find that before the arrival of Islam in this region, the descendants of the ancient people of Caucasian Albania lived here, who adopted Christianity from the holy apostle St. Elisha.
Mirza Fatali Akhundov was born in this house and spent his childhood and adolescence here. This is the first memorial museum opened in Azerbaijan.
The village of Nij, just 20 kilometers southwest of Gabala, is home to more Udins than anywhere else in the world. The Udins are Christians and direct descendants of one of the main tribes that lived in Caucasian Albania.
This cozy church is sheltered under the shade of majestic plane trees (“Chinars”) inside of a large garden, where there is also a special place for baptism and dedication.