Natavan Monument

Natavan Monument – Baku, Azerbaijan

Standing in front of the Hard Rock Cafe is this imposing statue is of Princess Natavan. She composed poems in the form of ghazals and ruba’yat in Persian and Azerbaijani languages She invested highly in popularizing the horse breed, Karabakh, which eventually came to be known as the best horse in Azerbaijan. She earned recognition as a great philanthropist, contributing towards the development of Shusha. She set up a water source in Shusha, in 1883, to overcome water woes in the region.