Nakhchivan: Garabaghlar Mausoleum

Lying about 40km north from the capital, the Garabaghlar Mausoleum dates to the 14th century and is quite reminiscent of the architecture and style of Tamerlane’s Samarkand in the present day Uzbekistan – lots of blue tiles and elaborately carved stonework. Qarabaghlar Mausoleum is part of a complex that includes a tomb tower and two minarets, the minarets are older and date back to the late 12th century. The main tomb tower consists of twelve semicircular cylinders, beautifully or ornate with writing and geometric shapes and a lot of blue tiles. The tomb was built for the wife of the local ruler at the time, Hulaku khan.