Baku, in Azerbaijan, is a place that approximately 1,100,000 people call home.
It’s about 280 miles (451 kilometers) from Tbilisi, Georgia and 900 miles (1448 kilometers) from Ankara, Turkey.
Civic places and public squares are the ideal locations to feel the heartbeat of a city; Fountain Square in Baku is certainly no exception. Relax with a coffee, meet the locals, and you’ll soon understand why this square is so loved by Baku residents.
The Nizami Museum is a great educational treat for lovers of culture in Baku. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various exhibits, and then ask around to discover some of the more niche museums in the area.
One of the most acclaimed music houses in the Baku area is the Heydar Aliyev Palace. Before the performance treat yourself to a pre-show meal at one of the nearby eateries.
Discover the lifestyles of Baku’s former rich and famous by visiting the city’s much-loved palace. The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs is an evocative place which brings the area’s rich cultural and social history vividly back to life.
Sabir Park is among the most loved botanical parks around the city. It is a tranquil oasis where visitors of all ages gather to enjoy the fresh air and greenery.
The Atashgah Fire Temple is an old religious building that is well worth checking out. Visit the site to discover its history as well as to study its design.
No mater how many attractions you’ve managed to squeeze into your schedule; no tour of Baku would be complete without checking out the Maiden's Tower and the Yanar Dagh.