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Israfil Agha's hamam (bathhouse) in Gazakh

The hamam (bath) is constructed in the late XIX century. It is built by Israfil Agha's order according to architect Muzaffar Huseynov's design.

 The structure of this big hamam (30x20m) is divided into two parts: the two-cupol part connected with a hall typical of traditional Azeri and Eastern baths and the second part with specials booths that meet modern requirements. Small shops are situated on the both sides of a common entrance facade of the bath protruding to the street. Combining both Eastern and European features in its layout, this building is rare found in other regions of Azerbaijan.