Baku is the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. This beautiful city is situated with the coastline of the Caspian Sea. Baku is famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower.
Attractions in Baku
The Maiden tower is a 12th-century monument in the old city. Houses a museum, which presents the story of the historic evolution of the Baku city. It also has a gift shop. The view from the roof takes in the alleys and minarets of the Old city. The tower has been described as the “most majestic and mysterious monument of Baku.
2.Heydar Aliyev Centre
This is designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.
Flame Towers is a trio of skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan, the height of the tallest tower is 182 m. Towers representing flames symbolize fire. The buildings consist of 130 residential apartments over 33 floors, a Fairmont hotel tower that consists of 250 rooms and 61 serviced apartments, and office blocks that provide a net 33,114 square meters of office space.
4.Palace of the Shirvanshahs
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs.
The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the weekend. It is an attractive tourist destination with many boutiques, restaurants, shops, hotels and passage.
It is the oldest zoo in Azerbaijan and was opened in 1928. It belongs to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and to the Mayoralty of Baku city. As of 2010, there were 160 species of animals, with about 1200 animals in the zoo.
It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. The collection of the museum includes over 10,000 items of ceramics, metal works of the 14th century, jewellery from the bronze age carpet.
8. Museum of Modern Art
The museum was built at the initiative of the first lady of Azerbaijan and opened on 20 March 2009. The museum focuses on the second half of the twentieth century and contains over 800 works by notable Azerbaijani painters and sculptors. The museum includes a children’s fine arts department, a video hall, a cafe, a restaurant, a separate hall for private exhibitions, a library, and a bookstore with materials pertaining to world art, architecture and sculpture.
1.Cay Bagi 145 (Tea Garden 145) –
CUISINES – Cafe, Eastern European, Azerbaijani
2.Qazmaq Cafe & Restaurant –
CUISINES – Middle Eastern
3.Dolma Restaurant –
CUISINES –Italian, Eastern European, Azerbaijani, European, Middle Eastern
4.Pivnaya Apteka –
CUISINES – Bar, International, European, Pub5.
5.Passage 145 –
CUISINES – Cafe, European, Contemporary, Azerbaijani, Arabic
Places to stay
1.Winter Park Hotel – located in one of the economically, socially and culturally developed parts of the city of Baku. You will experience the ease of finding a combination of different services.
2. Hilton Baku – Conveniently located in the business, shopping, and entertainment district, Hilton Baku offers luxurious rooms & suites decorated with most noble materials.
3. Fairmont Baku Flame Towers – offers the discerning traveller the very best in contemporary hospitality.
4. Four Seasons Hotel Baku – offers the city’s finest accommodations in 171 rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars including the high-style Kaspia and Kaspia Bar.
5. Park Inn by Radisson – Enviably located in the centre of the city,the hotel looks out over the Caspian Sea harbour and historic Old City.