The Diri Baba Tomb (Diri Baba mausoleum) is a mosque dating from 1402 built into the side of a cliff with ancient rock carvings. It was here, on the way from Baku to Shamakhi, that a saint named Diri Baba was buried. Many myths and legends are tied to the Diri Baba Tomb and hence it’s been drawing pilgrims since the 17th century. Shah Ibrahim transferred the lands, which are situated in Gobustan district at present, to the property of sheikh Diri-Baba, in honor of whom the funeral mosque was built in the late XIV century. This fact is proved in the notes of famous Turkish traveler Evliya Chelebi.
Diri Baba mausoleum smooth exterior contrasts with its rocky surroundings to form a beautiful 15th century monument, and it is rightfully today considered a masterpiece of the Shirvan architectural school.
Diri Baba mausoleum had been attracting attention of the travelers with its unusual facade and halo of the mystery concerned with the numerous legends and sagas already since the XVII century.
The second floor is a main lodge in the construction, Two small embrasures in the northern wall lead to the grotto cut in the rock tract. A few stairs are cut in the rock leading to the cupola foundation.
The architecture of Diri Baba tomb attracts attention with the spatial decisiveness, skillfully connected with the picturesque surrounding. Wonderful decoration of Diri Baba mausoleum is a belt with the decorative inscription dividing its floors.
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