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Garghabazar caravanserai

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

Garghabazar caravanserai was built in 1681 at the hillside, in the centre of Garghabazar village of Fizuli district. Caravanserai building is 23.7 metres wide, 34.7 metres in length. Garghabazar caravanserai is a single storeyed multi-yarded asymmetric caravanserai with arched rooms like corridors. The caravanserai was named Garghabazar after the village it was built in. Sometimes this historical monument is also called Shah Abbas caravanserai. The architect of the monument is unknown.

Concerning its architectural style, Garghabazar caravanserai bears resemblance to the architectural traditions of the Albanian period. There are two large slabs of stone on the right and left sides of entrance, in front of the guard rooms. Apparently the guards used to stand on those stones and watch the loads of the caravans. Caravanserai is considered an immovable historical monument of Azerbaijan.

After the occupation of Garghabazar village, the Armenians transformed this historical and architectural monument into a cowshed.

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