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Written by Siddhi on July 16, 2020 Share on

Places To Visit In Baku On Your Vacation To Azerbaijan

Today, for its great nature, history, beautiful sightseeing and hospitality, Azerbaijan is at the centre of tourist attention. Baku is the capital of the Land of Fire, also known as the “Windy City.” Located in the middle of the ancient Silk Route, Baku attracts tourists not only through its colourful past but also through its modern architecture. Here’s a list of places to visit in Baku.

Nizami Street

This tops the list of places to visit in Baku. Nizami Street is Baku ‘s central avenue. Also known as “Tarqovaya,” this street is just for pedestrians and a perfect place to lounge or hang out. This street is home to numerous businesses, ranging from banks to boutiques and is one of the world’s most expensive streets. The street also houses the embassies of Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, as well as the delegation from the European Union to Azerbaijan. Sahil (red line, south of Nizami Street) and 28 May (red and green lines, north of the street) are the closest metro stations.

Old City

Old City, Places to visit in Baku
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You can see high city walls at the end of Nizami Street, separating Old City from the modern world. Inner City, 800 years old, can amaze you with its architecture, its atmosphere and its antique shops. Walking through the narrow streets, and looking after each corner, this beautiful place will be forever etched into your mind. Stroll along the old streets that will inspire you, maybe recall your childhood, anyway it’s such a magical place to live. You can eat there in the old styled cafes, buy antique pieces, Azerbaijani national carpets and visit our great artists’ studios!

Shirvanshahs Palace

Located in the Old City’s, this palace was the headquarters of the great empire, but today it survives as a museum and it’s one of the most fascinating attractions you need to visit. There you can see how people of Azerbaijan lived, their ancient fredge, medieval bathrooms etc. This is the aspect of Azerbaijan ‘s history, which has been preserved until our days.

Maiden Tower

Maiden Tower, Places to visit in Baku
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Situated on the outskirts of the old town and the Caspian Sea, this place differs from its unique architecture. Maiden Tower may look like a medieval defence tower but there are many legends about this mystical place ‘s history. You can walk inside the tower, enjoy a very nice view of the city and the sea and create your legend by purchasing an entrance ticket. You can walk up the stairs there, seeing the displays from ancient Azerbaijan and finally on top of the hill, you’ll be greeted with fantastic city views!

Highland Park

High Land Park, also known as “Kirov Park,” also known as Marytary Street, is situated on top of the hill that opens up a very beautiful view of the city of Baku. Well known as “Viewing Square” and earlier in the Soviet era as “Sergei Kirov Park” is one of Baku’s most popular spots for walking, relaxing and enjoying the sea view. You can relax thereby breathing fresh air, watching the area, drinking tea at the Highland Park Cafe while listening to the classic music of the lounge. It is the safest place to rest, in the very heart of Baku.

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Little Venice

Little Venice, Places to visit in Baku
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Just down the High Land Park in Venice, Italy, a very beautiful recreation. You can enjoy the sunshine here while riding on gondolas and take pictures of this beautiful place. Baku’s Little Venice is the perfect & safe refreshing park for walking and relaxing with children or the family. Very stunning & beautiful surroundings. Feels like you’re still in town, away from the city. Special & relaxed feeling. You can hitch a ride in gondolas, take the pictures and just enjoy the journey. Dont’s miss out to visit this place in Baku!

Boulevard

Located on the Caspian Sea coast, Baku Boulevard is one of Baku citizens and guests’ favourite places for its comfortable atmosphere. Very beautiful parks, attractions, shops and other entertainment for both children and adults can be found here. It’s the best place for people in Little Venice who like to run, ride a bicycle, take a boat ride. You can also go on a ship’s sea trip. So, Baku Seaside Boulevard is the place you will long remember!

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Heydar Aliyev Center

Heydar Aliyev Center was designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid and is located in the Narimanov city. Its beautiful architecture and interior design will carve this place on your memory. You can find more than 10 different expositions inside this building. There is a large green park by the middle where you can relax and take pictures with the sculptures. Your camera can be used in the centre. There’s a cafe on the first floor, where you can eat. The entrance and reception of tickets are in various places in the centre. It always has a place in the top places to visit in Baku!

Ateshgah

Ateshgah, Places to visit in Baku
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Ateshgah-ancient Hindu and Zoroastrian fire temple have been saved for over a thousand years. This historic place has an atmosphere which is very mystical and ancient. It was founded by Sikh-related, a Baku-based Hindu community. And the Temple ‘s history is much longer. This was the sacred place of the Zoroastrians- fire-worshippers in the past. Why not touch on Azerbaijan’s magical history?

Yanar Dag

Yanar Dag, located not far from the town, is one of nature’s wonders. A high concentration of natural gas in this unique location results in long-lasting flames. You can explore why Azerbaijan is called the Land of Fire in this spot. Natural gas is so much in the bowels of Azerbaijan that it comes up to the surface again and again. In some places, a match has accidentally or deliberately dropped, a torch or any spark can ignite the gas, which will continue to burn until it completely exhausts.

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Reasons outnumbered for you to kick-start your bookings. Baku is going to be a delightful experience for you filled with adventure, luxury and tasteful experiences. We at Pickyourtrail make sure our best travel experience is put into crafting your itinerary with lots of excitement. Choose the best of all the places to visit in Baku and also check out some of the best holiday packages! For any queries or help in planning feel free to drop a Whatsapp inquiry!

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