The Diri Baba Mausoleum is a mausoleum located in Shamakhy- Maraza region of Azerbaijan. The mausoleum is a wonderful example of Shirvan architectural school. According to the scripts found on the monument, the construction date was 1402 and the architect was “…the son of ustad Haji”. A funeral text on the wall indicates the name- Shirvanshahs – Ibrahim I of Shirvan- ruler of Shirvanshakhs State.
There are still many legends about the mausoleum.
For a long time, local people believed that a sacred person- called Diribaba had buried here and remained imperishable across the centuries. Local people relate many mystic events to this monument. Therefore, the mausoleum attracts many pilgrims and visitors from its construction date.
The most unique side of the construction is that
somehow, the architect managed to place it on the rocks. It creates an impression that it is hanging on the air. The building has two floor. There are two rooms on the first floor. It is believed that these rooms were designed for the servants. The stairs on the first floor leads to the room on the second floor which is a spacious dome room. It is in the size of the following two rooms. Furthermore, there is a spherical dome covering the room. Corner trumpets with cupola are decorated with carved ornamental patterns on the stone. Two large openings to the north of the room connect the tomb with the cave. There is a narrow path in the northern wall leading to this place. This tomb i a place is where the Saint was buried.
Nowadays, it is one of the holy places for local residents. The monument is under protection and open to tourists. Would you like to visit Diri Baba Mausoleum. You can book our Shamakhi- Lahij tour or create your custom tour here.