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Baku Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour
"Your experienced and friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel. Get an early start to take in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Begin touring with a visit to the beautiful Bibi-Heybat Mosque originally constructed in the 13th century in honor of the sister of Imam Ali. Today it sits near one of Azerbaijan’s first oil fields which grew during the first oil boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will continue with a walking tour of the city center the Old Town also known as Icheri Shere
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4 Hour Private Baku City Tour with English Speaking Guide
"Be picked up from your centrally located Baku hotel by your tour guide at your chosen time 09.30 or 13.30. You will then start your 4 hour tour visiting Highland Park. There you will have a panoramic view of Baku Bay from the highest point of the city. You will then move onto National Flag Square that is one of the highest flag home to the Azerbaijani flag.The next stop is Seaside Park (Baku Boulevard). The Boulevard is a promenade and national park that runs parallel to Baku's seafront popular for taking in views of the Caspian. After viewing the Caspian see Shirvanshahs` Palace the biggest monument of the Shirvan-Absheron branch of the Azerbaijan architecture situated in the Inner City of Baku. The complex contains the main building of the palace
From $95.00
 
Baku Full Day Private Sightseeing Tour
"Your experienced and friendly guide will pick you up at your hotel. Get an early start to take in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Begin touring with a visit to the beautiful Bibi-Heybat Mosque originally constructed in the 13th century in honor of the sister of Imam Ali. Today it sits near one of Azerbaijan’s first oil fields which grew during the first oil boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will continue with a walking tour of the city center the Old Town also known as Icheri Shere
From $149.00

More Local Customs in Baku

Local people

During my time in Baku I got in contact with many local people. This was mainly because they approached me and were curious to hear about my travels and my interest in their country. There is still...
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HORSCHECK
Jan 24, 2015

Visa for Azerbaijan

Unfortunatelly most tourists to Azerbaijan still need a visa to enter the country. The good news is that since March 2013 the visa application procedure has been made much easier as an electronic visa...
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HORSCHECK
Jan 23, 2015

Heydar Aliyev

From 1993 until 2003 Heydar Aliyev was the third president of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan and he was also the leader of Soviet Azerbaijan for 13 years. Heydar Aliyev has obviously dominated...
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HORSCHECK
Jan 23, 2015

Local cats

Although Baku is a city with approximately 2 million inhabitans, I was quite surprised to see many cats, especially in the old town (Icheri Sheher). This district of the town mainly consists of...
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HORSCHECK
Jan 23, 2015

Sending postcards from Baku

As I had already been to Georgia and Armenia before I came to Azerbaijan, I was aware that sending postcards from the Caucasus region might not be as easy as it sounds. In Armenia and Georgia I...
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HORSCHECK
Jan 23, 2015

Immigration stories never bore

Trying to leave some countries can be a pain. Azerbaijan was not the best example but provided some food for thought. At the airport border control counter a lady with a stern look took my passport...
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Assenczo
May 21, 2014
 
 
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THE FLAG OF AZERBAIJAN

The flag of Azerbaijan was officially adopted on February 5, 1991. This is actually remarkable in itself because until September/October of the same year they were still part of the Soviet Union. The...
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DAO
Apr 25, 2011

Muslim fashion

Most unexpected was the view of similar outfits in rather confused in religious terms Baku. The vast majority of people seem mostly secular if we are to judge by the clothing, not very convincing...
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Assenczo
Aug 26, 2010

Conflict of interest Baku style

Conflict of interest is an expression regularly used in modern day life and has a connotation of corruption mainly in government services. The Baku version was applied hands on right there on the...
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Assenczo
Aug 24, 2010

Pulbic displays of affection

It is disconcerting to see men kiss affectionately, even on the lips sometimes. But it is quite obvious does not involve the implications or social comment it would make in the States. It's reallly...
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dflewellen
Jul 17, 2007

Basic rules given to me

Some rules to remember: 1) Never whistle indoors. It is very bad luck. 2) Do not attempt to shake hands across a doorway. It is considered rude. 3) When eating, never throw out bread. It is...
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dflewellen
Jul 17, 2007

Polite conversation

An interesting point of social behavior here is that one never starts or ends a conversation with a specific topic of business or practical information. Every conversation starts and ends with casual...
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dflewellen
Jul 17, 2007

Respect religion

Even thought the Azeri people are very friendly, remember that most of them are muslims, and their faith is serious business. Respect their religion, their holy places and their religious hollidays....
kensa70
Feb 27, 2007

Don't expect women to shake hands with you

First of all, bear in mind that this is a Muslim society so if you are familiar with traditions of Islam, you may as well come across them here. However, it is not a fundamentalist or strict society...
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Minashka
Jan 15, 2007

Top Hotels in Baku

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1 Azadlig Ave, Baku, AZ 1000, Azerbaijan
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Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, 1044, Azerbaijan
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Husi Hajiyev Str.7, Lane 1, Baku, AZE1001, Azerbaijan
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340 Nizami Street, Baku, 370000, Azerbaijan
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Suleyman Rahimov Street, 185, Baku, 1000, Azerbaijan
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Azadlig Square, Baku, Azerbaijan
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Top Things to Do in Baku

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Maiden Tower

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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Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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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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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Nizami Museum of Literature

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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Icari Sahar

A walk through the narrow streets from the Maiden’s Tower towards the Icari Sahar revealed a real sense of the old Islamic centre of Baku – mosques and minarets, Arabic architecture, carpets, exotic...
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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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HORSCHECK

"Baku – Capital of the land of fire"
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Minashka

"Baku is the city of winds"
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josephescu

"A booming capital"
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traveloturc

"Windy Caspian city"
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Subria

"Baku"
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