Places of interest

Among them the most frequently visited are the Azerbaijan History Museum, the Museum of Art, Museum of Carpet, the Museum of Applied Folk Arts, the National Art Gallery, etc. For those interested in theatre and music, the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the National Drama Theatre, the Song Theatre, Chamber Music Hall and Musical Comedy Theater offer wide-ranging programs.

 

Those interested in cinema are carried for by the new modern cinema-club "Azerbaijan” and another one "Nizami” cinema theatre. You can have a good rest at the Jazz-Club, which is situated at the city center.

The city center has a lot of restaurants and will be possible to sample a different national dish every night for at least a month without leaving the city center.

 

No less impressive are the city's modern residential districts and verdurous public gardens and parks, including, above all, theSahil(Seaside) Park, a pride of the people of Baku

The architecture in Baku is a wonderful mix of oriental and European styles.

 

Structures that recall Baku's past include the IcheriSheher Fortress (AD 1078) with, the Sherwanshah Palace (AD 1400s)"GizGalasy" (the Maiden Tower) is one of the most outstanding historical monuments of Baku and is a symbol of the city.

Ateshgyakh Fire-Worshippers' Temple (18th century), located within Greater Baku. The complex of the temple was built by Indian architects and master builders - members of an Indian colony that existed in Baku in the early 18th century - on a site long famous for its"everlasting fire" - natural vents of flaming gas. Today the temple has been converted into a museum with a display telling about the fire - worshippers' way of life arranged in its former cells for pilgrims.

 

Photos author: "Baku Media Center"