Baku City Tour

Baku City Tour

"Alley of Martyrs" in Highland Park

It is a burial place of Azerbaijani and Turkish soldiers who were killed in the battles for Baku in 1918. Also, the graves of the martyrs who died for their country in the war in 90s are situated here. But the most picturesque corner of Baku is Highland park. From here you get the opportunity to see how great and beautiful Baku city is.
 
Flame Towers is the tallest skyscraper in Baku, Azerbaijan with a height of 190 m (620 ft). The buildings consist of apartments, a hotel and office blocks. The estimated cost of Flame Towers is around US$350 million. Construction began in 2007, with completion in 2012. The Flame Towers consist of three buildings; south, east and west. The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaries.

 

Flag Square

This square is located in the center of the city. It is considered to be one of the highest flags in the world. So that,  the height of the flagpole is 162 meters, the total weight of the structure is 220 tons. The width of the flag is 35 meters, length - 70 meters. In the year 2010 it was recognised as the highest in the world and was included in the Guinness Book of Records. It is possible to have an enjoyable walk and take pictures in this square.

Baku Crystal Hall

Is a multipurpose sports and concert arena. The arena is designed to hold the large-scale concerts and either team or individual sporting events.

Baku Crystal Hall was constructed on the territory of Baku’s National Flag Cluster specifically to host Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

The construction has been completed on 16th of April 2012. Officially the arena was announced open on 7th of May and on 22-26th of May it held its first major event, Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final and Final competitions. The facade of Crystal Hall is equipped by the numerous modern dynamic LED lights which allow creating various unique lighting effects.

Carpet Museum

The Azerbaijani Carpet Museum was founded in 1967, becoming the world's first specialized museum for collecting, preserving and studying carpets. The museum collection includes more than 10,000 items of ceramics, metal products of 14th century, jewelry from Bronze Age, carpets and carpet manufactures from the 17th-20th centuries, national clothes and embroidery, and works of applied art of present era. The museum is a scientific center for the study and development of the Azerbaijani carpet.

Mini Venice

Was launched in 1960. Although it is small, it has its own beauty.

You can ride boats around the town surrounded with artificial rivers and waterfalls. It has always been in the spotlight of this small-town's citizens and visitors .

National Seashore Park

A favorite place for recreation of Baku citizens and guests of the city. The length of the park is 25 km. Here you can go out to the sea and sail on the ferries. Also, you can ride on various types of carousels. In this park, not getting tired, you can spend an unforgettable day.

Old City

We continue our journey with a visit to the "Old City" or "Inner City". The territory of the "Old City " is 22 hectares, which is a small part of the total area of Baku (44,000 hectares). However, the concentration of architectural and historical monuments dictates the necessity of this excursion to be held separately and makes this part of Baku, perhaps, the most interesting for study.

Old City is the oldest residential area of Baku. When the Shirvanshahs moved their capital from Shamakhi to Baku in the 15th century, massive buildings started to be constructed there. During this period, the pearl of the fortress was built - the Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Behind dilapidated walls there are many unique monuments, palaces, mosques, remainings of caravanserais and baths. In 2000, this historical and cultural preserve, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will also see such places of interest as:

  • The Maiden Tower (XII century)
  • The Multani Caravanserai
  • the Bukhara Caravanserai
  • Hamams (baths)
  • Mosques (The Mahammad Mosque, The Djame Mosque, The Ashur Mosque and etch.)
  • The Mugham (Easten Music) Theatre
  • The Museum of Miniature Books
  • Shirvanshah Palace Complex (XV century)
  • Fortress Walls
Heydar Aliyev Center

The project of the Center was developed in 2007 by Irako-British architect and designer of Arab origin Zaha Hadid. The main building of the Center consists of three departments: the Heydar Aliyev Museum, exhibition halls and the "Auditorium". The general shape of the building resembles a wavy ascent from the earth to the sky with a subsequent gradual descent to the ground. This is not only a tribute to postmodern architecture, but also an image of the eternal cycle. The lines on the building are a bridge between the past and the present.

In 2014 it was recognized as the best building in the world. For many of those who first saw the design of the Heydar Aliyev Center, it was not easy to believe that such a project could ever become a reality. In fact, even theoretically, the erection of the building of such an extraordinary design did not seem so realistic.

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