Bottle house of Ganja

Coordinates: 40°40′54″N 46°21′20″E / 40.68176°N 46.35564°E / 40.68176; 46.35564
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Bottle House of Ganja
Butulka ev / Butulkalı ev
General information
StatusPrivate property
LocationIntersection of Huseyn Javid and Gambar Huseynli Streets
Town or cityGanja
Construction started1966
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
Architect(s)Ibrahim Jafarov

Bottle House (Azerbaijani: Butulka ev/Butulkali ev) is an unusual private residence in Ganja built from glass bottles.


Two-storey bottle house was built by Ibrahim Jafarov, a resident of Ganja in 1966-67 from glass bottles of different shapes and sizes, and colorful stones brought from Sochi.[1][2] 48000 bottles were used in construction.[2][3]

The construction of this house was dedicated to the memory of Ibrahim Jafarov's brother who went missing during World War II.[2][3]


The construction year of the house was written on the wall of the front porch. A big portrait of missing brother Yusif Jafarov was drawn underneath the protrusion of the roof at the front. Additionally, the walls of the house were decorated with notes about Olympic Games held in USSR in the 1980s, and the name and portrait of the owner.[1][2][4][3]

The words “Ganja” (the historic name of the city) were written on the different parts of the building with the bottoms of bottles,[4] however during that time the city was officially called Kirovabad (1935-1989).[5][6]

The house was reconstructed recently and is a popular destination for citizens and tourists.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "House in Azerbaijan astonishes visitors". (in Azerbaijani). 31 March 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ganja city". Ganja Regional Culture and Tourism Office (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 2018-08-21. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  3. ^ a b c Jahid Sayyah (2 November 2010). "Unique bottle house in Ganja". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 11 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "The amazing Ganja bottle house". 12 May 2017. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  5. ^ "About Ganja - History". Ganja2016. Archived from the original on 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  6. ^ Boran Aziz. "Ganja in liberty history:A review to the struggle for the restoration of ancient and glorious name". National Library of Azerbaijan (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 12 May 2017.

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