Things to Do in Baku

Baku Eye
Baku Ferris Wheel is popularly called as Baku Eye or Devil’s Wheel is located in the Seaside National park of Baku. The wheel was constructed by Dutch company. The wheel is about 200 ft in height and has got 30 enclosed cabins which can hold 8 people.

There are two VIP cabins that can hold only 4 people. Taking a ride in this wheel, one will be able to capture the views of Baku bay, Crystal Hall, Flag Square and a panoramic view of the whole city.

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Timings: 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Dənizkənarı Milli Park
Baku Boulevard which is also known as Dənizkənarı Milli Park was established in the year 1909 runs parallel to the Baku Seafront. The heritage of this place goes back to almost 100 years. It is considered as one of the oldest and the most valuable monuments in Azerbaijan.

The park has been able to win zillions of medals in the past and have also been able to win union competitions. It is one of the places to visit in Baku with your loved ones to relax and rejuvenate.

Location: 92 Neftchilar Ave, Baku, Azerbaijan
Nizami Street
Nizami Street is one of the largest pedestrian and shopping streets in downtown Baku which is named after classical Persian Poet Nizami Ganjavi. The street had found its way from 1864 during the town planning project. Running from downtown in the west to the east, you will get to enjoy some of the charming age old buildings as well as heritage monuments.

You will also come across a number of shopping outlets where you can shop souvenirs. It is also home to some embassies of Germany, Norway, Austria, and Netherlands in Azerbaijan.
Highland Park
Highland park happens to be a well known place which is popular for its viewing spots.   It is considered as one of the best places in Baku where you can enjoy the views of the sea and spend time in relaxation.

You can chill out with your loved ones breathing the fresh air, drinking tea in the cafe and listening to some classical lounge music. The best time to come over to this place would be in the late afternoon or evening hours.
Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque happens to be an Azerbaijaini Mosque that is named after President Heydar Aliyev. Inaugurated in the year 2014, the mosque is spread over an area of 12000 square meters. The facade of the building is decorated with some special stones that are based on the style of Shirvan Abshoeron architecture.

This mosque is connected to the executive power of Baku City and all the management is done on the basis of some relevant regulations.

Location: Hamza Babashov, Baku, Azerbaijan
Icherisheher Fortress Walls
Icherisheher Fortress Walls happens to be one of the largest forts that consists of the Icheris Sheher as well as the towers surrounding it. Being one of the popular places in Baku has been included in the UNESCO World heritage list in the year 2000.

The walls were constructed between 1138 and 1139 on the orders of Shirvanshah Manuchohr III. The fortress consists of a double wall for added protection. As per the nation’s etiology, the fort is considered to be an armory. Despite the fact that walls have been constructed for defensive purposes, the builders have strengthened it by constructing it in the centre of the fort.

Location: Icherisheher, Baku 0100 Azerbaijan
Palace Of The Shirvanshahs
The palace of the Shirvanshahs happens to be a 15th century palace that was constructed by the Shirvanshahs. It is considered as one of the pearls of the famous Azerbaijan Architecture. The palace forms an ensemble of historic monuments with the Maiden tower under the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Apart from holding the main palace, the complex is also home to burial vaults, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi’s Mausoleum, Murad Gate and lots more. In the bygone times, the palace was armored by a wall with towers that served as a stronghold of the fort. Apart from providing residence to the royal family, the palace had also got residences for all those who worked for the royal family.

Timings: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Teze Pir Mosque
Teze Pir Mosque which is also known as Taza Pir Mosque is an important heritage mosque in the capital city that was constructed in between the year 1905 - 1914. The complete idea of building the mosque as well as financing it was provided by an Azeri Philanthropist named Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyov.

It is one of the very first religious constructions as well as popular places in Baku where white stone was used. The chief architect of this mosque was Zivar bey Ahmedbayov who designed the interiors with accordanmce to the Muslim desings of the east.

Location: 7 Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Baku 1001, Azerbaijan

Timings: 4:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Bilgah Beach
Bilgah Beach is one of the most sought after tourist places to visit in Baku that can be visited to enjoy the surreal shorelines. Dotted with some of the beautiful natural elements this place offers you a sense of rejuvenation during your visit.

Heading over to this place, you will be able to feel the warmth of the soft white sands. The beachside is adorned with some of the luxury places in Baku for accommodation that can offer you some wonderful memories.

Location: 94 Glebe Street, Bilgah District, Bilgəh 1122, Azerbaijan
Museum Of Miniature Books
The museum of Miniature books happens to be one of the only museums in the whole world that is located in the old part of Baku. The museum has been operational since 2002. The museum holds a Guinness book of record being one of the largest private museums of miniature books.

Majority of the exhibits of the museum are collected by Zarifa Salahova for a period close to almost 30 years. There are more than 6500 books that belong to almost 64 different countries in this museum which is considered to be one of the best tourist places in Baku. The main motive of opening this museum was to promote childhood literacy.

Location: Icherisheher, Baku 1000, Azerbaijan

Timings: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fountain Square
Fountain Square happens to be a public square that is located in downtown Baku. This popular square was known to be Parapet in the bygone times. It is called fountain square because of the presence of dozens of fountains which were constructed in the course of Soviet rule.

It is a public gathering place that attracts tourists with its restaurants, hotels, passages, shops, and boutiques. Being one of the most sought after places in Baku, it hosts a number of festivals, celebrations, and concerts all through the year.

Location: Baku 1005, Azerbaijan
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard is a popular promenade that was established in the year 1909 along the seafront of Baku. It is a breezy place that hugs the seafront for about 3 miles from the National Flag Square to Freedom Square. Heading out to this place, you will be able to enjoy the sidewalk lined with trees and some evening refreshment.

This place is usually visited by walkers, rollerbladers and joggers who love to spend time in tranquility. During your visit to this place, you should make sure that you visit 197 foot (60 meter) Baku Ferris Wheel and the Park Bulvar shopping mall.

Location: 92 Neftchilar Ave, Baku, Azerbaijan
Little Venice
Little Venice is one of the most sought after tourist places in Baku that is made up of artificial waterways. The construction of this place was started in the year 1960 and then in the year 2012, it was expanded. Little Venice is home to some of the canals that are interspersed with islands which are again connected stone bridges allowing free movement of Gondolas.

The design of Little Venice in Baku city is not meant for giving you an authentic experience of Venice but a fun filled activity that tourists would love to indulge in.

Location: 73 Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1004, Azerbaijan

Timings: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
National Flag Square
National Flag Square happens to be a large city square off Neftchilar Avenue that has a flag measuring 70 meters by length and 35 meters by width. The flag is hoisted on a pole that is about 162 meters tall.

As per the Guiness Book Records, the flagpole is the second tallest in the whole world. The square is spread over an area of 60 hectares and you can find a coat of arms anthem and map of the country.
Flame Towers
Flame Towers in Baku happens to be a trio of skyscrapers with the tallest tower being 182 meters high. The flame shaped towers happen to symbolize the element of fire. The flame towers are home to some 130 residential apartments spread across 33 floors, office blocks, and service apartments.

The construction of the tower started in the year 2007 under the supervision of HOK, the chief architect. While entering the towers, you will definitely be caught by the large display screens that make use of 10000 high power LEDs.

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan

Timings: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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