The Diri Baba Mausoleum – is a mausoleum of Sheikh Diri Baba, located in Gobustan province of Azerbaijan.
Namely it is a two-storied mausoleum-mosque of the 15th century called “Diri-Baba”. The Mosque is located opposite an ancient cemetery – on the way from Baku to Shamakhi.
For a long time, local population believed in a legend that a sacred person called Diri Baba was buried here and remained imperishable. However, many legends and mystic events are related to this monument. Therefore the mausoleum attracts many pilgrims and curious people since the 17th century.
The special thing about the construction is that it was embed in the cliff. Allegedly it is “hanging” alienated from the ground. The mausoleum delights with austerity of its architecture. Its distinguished features are purity of lines, bright and smooth surface of its walls against the background of the rough and dark cliff. It is notable that, not the first, but the second store is considered the main part of the building.
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