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capital of the eponymous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan
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Nakhchivan is a city in Nakhchivan (region) of Azerbaijan.

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  • 1 Nakhchivan International Airport (NAJ IATA). Flights from Baku, Ganja, Istanbul and Moscow-Vnukovo    

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  • 1 Momine Khatun Mausoleum. A tall octagonal tomb tower from the 12th century with kufic Arabic calligraphy and ceramic design. Free.    
  • Open Air Museum. A collection of ancient stone artifacts and statues in a park, directly beside Momine Khatun Mausoleum. Free.
  • Qizlar Bulagi (near momune khatun).
  • Heydar Aliyev Museum. A museum dedicated to the first president of Azerbaijan, who was born in Nakhchivan.
  • Palace of the Khans. A palace in the same park as the Momine Khatun Mausoleum with a small museum inside. The building and gardens themselves are beautiful but many of the exhibits are only in Azeri.
  • Flag Pole (Bayraq Muzeyi). A tall flag pole on a hill on the northern edge of Nakhchivan city with impressive views of the skyline, the Aras River and Mount Ararat. Also a museum inside. Impressive in the evenings as the park lights up. Across the road outside the bus station is a mosaic from Soviet days.
  • Nakhchivan Castle and History Museum. An over-restored castle in the south of the city that looks a bit Disney-esque but offers impressive views of the city and surroundings from the walls. The staff can give a free tour of the history museum in the centre of the complex. Free.
  • 2 Noah's Tomb. Directly beside the Nakhchivan Castle. The supposed tomb of the prophet Noah (although Palestine and Jordan would disagree). A beautifully built octagonal tower that stands out against the vast plains of Nakhchivan behind. The staff can give a tour of the small museum inside. Free.    
  • Carpet Museum.

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