Cities of Azerbaijan: Baku
Baku – the capital and the largest city of the country, stretched on the shores of the Bay of the same name, located in the southern part of the Absheron Peninsula. The whole old part of the city is one extensive historical and architectural reserve, sometimes called "Baku Acropole".
The main attractions of the Old Town, mentioned in the ancient sources, are the Palace of Shirvanshakhov (XV in.) v "Old Fortress" Icheri-Sheher (XII in.), "Maiden’s Tower" Gyz Galasi (height 29.5 m., VII-XII in.), the mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, caravansera – Multani (XV in.), Buhapa (xV in.), Mollahana (xiii in.), numerous mosques – Muhammad Ibn Abu-Bakra ("Son Gala", 1078-79. – The oldest city building), Mirza-Ahmed (1345 g.), Molla Ahmed (XIV in.), Juma (XV-XX centuries.), Lezgi (1169 g.), Mosque-Med Motion (1646-47.), baths (XV-XIX centuries.), The LTGA complex (XVI-XVII centuries.), House of Baku Khanov (XVIII in.) as well as numerous rich buildings of Xih in.
The Cathedral of Holy Mironosuits of the our Orthodox Church, colorful Iranian district, the embankment (one of the most beautiful in the world), 7 theaters, about 30 museums, including the Museum of Art, the Museum of History of Azerbaijan, a unique Azerbaijani Museum of Carpets, Folk Applied Arts and Dr.
Reviews and studies of trips
Baku. Pedestrian streets
I suggest stroll through the Baku pedestrian streets, and look into the heart of the old town of Shirvanshakh Palace. Mandatory attribute of any roast city are fountains. Read more →
ATROXX | May 2014
Georgia-Azerbaijan, sober look. Baku
I fall out of Stepantsminda minibus on Didube, I look around and understand that something needs to be radically changed. And I buy a ticket to Tbilisi Baku. Read more →
Aulitin | October 2016
Old Baku – city of minarets and balconies
From 1968 to 1985, I visited Baku several times at scientific conferences. In the free time, I diligently photographed tourist attractions. Read more →