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  • 1. Maiden Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi) is said to be finished in the 12th century, although some sources state the 5th century as the start of its construction. The cylindrical shaped tower was erected as part...

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  • 2. Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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    The Shirvan-Shah's Palace ensemble (15-16th century) was built when the Shah's capital was moved from Shemakha to Baku. This was the most prominent architectural complex in the medieval city. Some of...

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  • 3. Nizami Museum of Literature

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Nizami museum of Azeri Literature was originally built as an hotel. It façade is decorated with dark blue and turquoise majolica. Inside the ogival arches are statues of outstanding Azeri writers...

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  • 4. Icari Sahar

    Most of the walls surrounding the old town survive, as they were strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806. Much of the area enclosed by these walls is closed to vehicles, with some exceptions...

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  • 5. Parliament

    Baku's Government House was built between 1936 and 1952 with the help of German prisoners of war. It was designed by the Soviet architect Lev Rudnev and Vladimir Munts, who constructed many buildings...

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  • 6. Academy of Sciences

    Originally built by local millionaire Nagiev as a tribute to his dead son and to house the Ismailia Moslem charitable society it later was later ceded to the Academy of Sciences to house its...

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  • 8. THE TALLEST FLAGPOLE IN THE WORLD

    At the time I saw this flagpole - it was the tallest in the world! I have a very unusual ability to see the tallest flagpole in the world – at the time. Little...

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  • 9. Tofiq Bahramov Statue

    The Azerbaijani referee Tofiq Bahramonov became famous for being the Soviet linesman who awarded England the contenious goal during the 1966 football FIFA World...

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  • 10. Juma Mosque

    The history of the Juma Mosque (Friday Mosque) is said to date back to the 15th century when a first mosque was constructed on the site of a pagan temple. It...

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  • 11. Vahid Monument

    Vahid is actually a pseudonym of the Azerbaijani poet Aliaga Isgandarov, who was born in Baku in 1895.The Vahid Monument was designed by the sculptuor Raghib...

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  • 12. Heydar Aliyev Centre

    The Heydar Aliyev Centre is a multi-purpose building, which houses a conference hall, a gallery hall, a three floor museum and a cafe.The fluid form of the...

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  • 13. Mosque of the Martyrs

    The Mosque of the Martyrs (Shahidlyar mescidi), which is also often referred to as Turkish Mosque stands in a prominent position near the upper terminal of the...

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  • 14. Tofiq Bahramov Stadium

    The construction of the Tofiq Bahramov Stadium started in 1939 but due to the second world war it was only finished in 1951. At first it was named Joseph Stalin...

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  • 15. Flame Towers

    The three Flame Towers are the latest addition to Baku's skyline. With 182 metres in height and 39 floors the tallest of the three flame-shaped buildings is...

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  • 16. Martyrs' Lane

    The Matyrs' Lane is a memorial complex, which consists of a cemetery, an Eternal Flame and several other memorials.It is mainly dedicated to the victims of the...

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  • 17. Richard Sorge Monument

    Richard Sorge was born in 1895 in Baku to a German father and a Russian mother. He became a Soviet top agent, who during WWII informed the Soviet Union about...

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  • 18. Church of the Saviour

    When I once walked along the street 28 May on my way from the train station to the old town, I came across the Church of the Saviour and noticed its appearance...

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  • 19. National Flag Square

    The National Flag Square is home to a 162 metres tall flag pole with a 70 by 35 metres large Azerbaijani flag. The construction took almost 4 years and was led...

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  • 20. Crystal Hall

    The Crystal Hall is a multipurpose indoor arena with a capacity of up to 25.000 people. It was constructed between August 2011 and April 2012 just in time to...

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  • 21. Sabunchi Railway Station

    When I came out of Baku's central train station after my arrival by train from Tbilisi I noticed an oriental style building, which was nicely lit by the morning...

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  • 22. Jafar Jabbarli Statue

    Jafar Jabbarli was a famous 20th century Azeri playwright and poet. He was born in 1899 in a small town outside of Baku and he died aged 35 in December 1934.In...

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  • 23. Blue Mosque

    The Blue Mosque (Ejderbey Mosque) was constructed between 1912 and 1913 after designs of the local architect Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov. At that time it was planned...

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  • 24. Cuma Mosque

    Cuma means Friday ...This mosque hosted for a long time the carpets museum, but is now back to its original use. The building you can see today dates from the...

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  • 25. Feel the Soviets

    There is a little cafe and shop where you will feel soviets and find vintage/antique. Prices are good like in soviets also. :) It's uniqe place for baku. You...

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