Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism concerned with a traveler’s engagement with a country or region’s culture, most importantly it focuses with the lifestyle os the people , their history, their art,their religion and the other elements that help to shape their life. Azerbaijan is also a country with a rich culture and centuries-old history, has variety of architectural monuments and sights. The country is literally full of sights with artistic value.
Gobustan National Historical and Artistic Reserve occupies the leading position among the places most visited by the local and foreign tourists. One of the reasons for the growing interest of tourists to Gobustan that has always attracted the tourists is the conditions created here. The museum complex, commissioned in 2011 at the Gobustan Reserve and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, meets the most up-to-date world-class standards. The complex won the 2013 “Museum of the Year in Europe” competition. In 2017, a great number of tourists visited the State Historical-Cultural and Natural Reserve of “Yanardağ”. There are also other State Historical-Architectural Reserves such as “Guba Genocide Memorial Complex”, “Yukhari Bash” in Sheki, “Lahij State Historical and Cultural Reserve” in Ismayilli and also Zagatala Historical and Cultural Reserve can be an example.