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Baku Night Tour
"Meet with your tour guide at the central Ichersheher metro station. You will wonder through 12th century city walls that were built by the ancient kingdom of Shirvanshahs. From there your guide will take you through the Philarmony garden and see the building of Philarmony built in 1912 ad based on the design of Monte Carlo casino. After a 15 minute walk you will arrive at the Funicular railway and take the train to the top of the city. There you will be able to enjoy the city bay view in its fullest and take photos. H the Maiden Tower a must-see ancient monument included in the UNESCO Historical Heritage List. You will hear about its history different stories about its real architect and legends behind it. At the end of the tour you will get a chance to taste local beer near the Caspian sea (additional charge) where you can enjoy the fresh air and view of the city from the balcony."
From $42.00
 
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
 
Mystic Ateshgah and Yanar Dag Tour
"The guide will pick you up from Sahil metro station and start heading to the ancient Zoroastrian temple Ateshgah which is considered as an authentic Azerbaijani exotic site to visit. It is located approximately 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb you will learn a lot about the temple from your guide particularly more about unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets. The history of Atashgah goes back to the time of the Sassanids when Zoroastrianism was the main religion in this region. During The Arab caliphate invasion some of the fire-worshippers did not accept Islam and were eventually forced to return to India where the history of the fire religion continued. A part of the population of the Caucasus remained fire worshippers even after the introduction of Islam. In the second part of visit after visiting the temple you will directly go to the Yanar Dag which is not far from Surakhani temple. It is the most famous and popular tourist site of the “eternal flame” in Azerbaijan. Actually
From $64.00

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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 Presidium. The architecture is mock italian Gothic by Polish architect Joseph Ploshko, imitating the Contarini palace in Venice. Behind it you can find the city wall and the Djebakhana tower. (The main building of the Academy is located near Baku State University)

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Sep 14, 2007

Academy of Sciences building

Academy of Sciences is located in a Gothic building looking like a typical Cambridge college. Look at the roof ornaments though, whose Islamic look contrasts with the rest of the building.

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Sep 16, 2006
 
 
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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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