Top places to visit in Baku

Top places to visit in Baku

Shirvanshahs palace


Shirvanshahs palace-Located behind the city walls of Old Town (“Icharishahar”) the Palace is just one of the oldest symbols of Baku. Built in the 15th century, just right at the time when Baku became the capital of Shirvanshahs kingdom, it is one of a few good remaining old buildings in Baku. In 2000 it was inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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It situated in the Old Town as mentioned already and can be reached in 5 minutes by foot from the “Icharishahar” metro station. See the google map to get a better idea.

The Maiden Tower

The Maiden Tower-Maiden Tower is the top tourist attraction of the city. It is the second most visited building of Baku, just right after the airport. As soon as you get to the top of it, you will amazed with the spacious view of Baku and its all beauty. Read more about the monument.

Just like Shirvanshahs’ Palace, the Maiden Tower also located inside old city walls and can reached by foot.

Martyrs’ lane and Flame TowersDuring the Soviet Union this alley known as Kirov Park. And it named after the Soviet Bolshevik leader. After the massacre of 1990 by Soviet troops, which annually commemorated by all Azerbaijanis on 20 January. This park has become an alley of martyrs. Now it is a symbol of pride of Azerbaijan and its independence.

From here you can get another beautiful view of Baku Bay and see the Flame Towers to its fullest and closest.

BoulevardBaku Boulevard

BoulevardBaku Boulevard (officially called Seaside National Park) is a place where you can observe the Caspian Sea and the most beautiful night view of Baku. Shopping malls, business centers, restaurants, ‘chaykhana’s (tea houses), sophisticated plants, main attractions will get in your way while walking there. Go to boulevard if you tired of the very hot weather of Baku and want to get some fresh air coming from the sea. Most importantly, take a boat tour and dive into the best feelings.

The best time to go here is at evenings as you’ll not only get the fresh air coming from the sea, but also observe the beautiful Baku lights.

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History museum

History museum-Once the family house of Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, the famous Azerbaijani oil magnate, now this building serves as historical museum and with its splendid view it will take you to the main historical perioehistd starting from historical times to recent history of Azerbaijan.

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The museum divided into 3 sections. The first section covers proric and medieval objects varying from ancient coins, wears, military objects to human bones and tombs. The second section covers the personal possessions of the famous people of Azerbaijan history. The third section holds the mansion of Taghiyev family.

Mud volcanoes

 Mud volcanoes – they lie about 10 km south of Gobustan. These volcanoes are quite unique as they are not as high as usual volcanoes, with height getting maximum 2 meters. Still, nearly half of the mud volcanoes in the world located in Azerbaijan (more than 350 out of 800 in the world) and the greatest mud volcano in the world is also in Azerbaijan (1000 meters high). The mud bubbles right from the inside of the volcano and it usually cold, rather than hot as you might think. Also, the mud said to be good for face and commonly used for medical reasons.

Heyder Aliyev Center

Heyder Aliyev Center built by Zaha Hadid, this center won the <Design of year award> on July 1, 2014. The center includes memorial gallery of Heydar Aliyev (ruler of Azerbaijan during Soviet era in 1969-1982 and president of Azerbaijan from 1993 to 2003). Beside this art gallery, concert and library halls, restaurant and conference hall included.

Research by: Ulduz Tourism


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