Azerbaijani territory which has ancient history is rich with more than 1000 historical monuments. Numerous monuments related to the period of Albanian state have been preserved to date.
At present, there are 24 historic/architectural, historic/archaeological, historic/cultural and historic/ethnographical reserves in Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan co-operates closely with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, and Baku’s historic centre, with the Shirvanshakh Palace and the Maiden’s Tower, was included on the World Heritage List in 2000, and Cultural – Historical Reserve Gobustan in 2007. Information on two further monuments (Temple of fire-faith adepts “Ateshgah”, and the Mausoleum in Nakhchivan), which are on the preliminary list, has been sent to the Centre.