Chirag Gala

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Chirag Gala, also spelled Çiraq Qala or Çirax Qala (Persian: چراغ‌قلعه‎‎), which means lamp castle in Persian and Azerbaijani is a ruined ancient fortress overlooking the Caspian coastal plains north of Baku in Azerbaijan. It is located on the top of a mountain, in the Guba Forest. It was constructed by the Sassanid Persians in the 5th century, it was used as a defense for the khanate of Quba in the 18th century.

Today the Chirag Gala is a historic site and it frequently visited by tourists. Because of the large rocks and rough road the Chirag Gala is almost impossible to reach with any vehicle. Most tourists and people travel by foot to the top of the mountain.



Coordinates: 41°04′49″N 48°56′43″E / 41.08028°N 48.94528°E / 41.08028; 48.94528