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Baku Travel Guide

General Info

Baku is the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the west coast of the Caspian Sea. The largest city in the Caucasus is the most important cultural and commercial center. In addition to being the most important industrial, commercial and cultural center in the eastern part of the country, it is also important as a port city.

About Transportation

Transportation to Baku City Center from Baku Airport

Bus: Bus 116 takes you to 28 May Station.

Shuttle: The shuttle buses called H1 Express Bus bring you to the nearest 28 May station in half an hour. The fees are paid by Baku Card.

Taxi: The transportation from Baku Airport to the city center by taxi is approximately 20 AZN.

Places to Visit

Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi)

This 7-storey tower, the historical symbol of Baku, dates back to the 12th century. Although the purpose of the tower is not known for certain, a part of the Zoroastrian temple built as a structure, some of which is part of the Baku city walls, a defense tower, some argues that an observation tower. There are various exhibitions and information boards on each floor of the tower. At the top, there is a terrace section where the Caspian Sea and Baku city can be seen as panoramic.

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

This palace complex, which was inhabited by the Shirvanshahs dynasty, ruled in Azerbaijan in the Middle Ages, was built in the 15th century. The person who built the palace was Shah Ibrahim Halilullah. On the upper floor of this two-storey palace Shah and his family, the lower floor of the palace, the people who were in service.

Old City (Icheri Sheher)

Icheri Sheher, the old city center of Baku, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its buildings. With its clean cobbled streets and neat buildings, this is one of the must-see spots in the city. When you arrive by Fevvareler Square, the first place to go to Iceri Seher is called Qoşa Qala. There are small buildings in the area in front of this door and these buildings sell food and drinks.

Baku Boulevard

The boulevard, which is a large coastal road built on the Caspian Sea, is protected by the state under the name of the Seaside National Park. Apart from Baku Boulevard, which is located in the National Park on the Seaside, there are places such as bicycle paths, cafes, Puppet Theater, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum and Mini Venetian city where you can spend hours.

Flame Towers

These flame-shaped towers, which are accepted as the modern symbol of Baku city, are used as hotels and offices. The towers, which are given various forms with led lights in the evening, can easily be seen even from the farthest points of the city.

Nizami Park

It is located across the main street in Qosha Qala Gate which is the gateway to Icherisheher. Inside this park is a huge statue of poet Nizami Gencevi.

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