What shall you start your acquaintance with Azerbaijan with? Definitely, with Baku — the main city of the country, its heart. A great number of popular sights, unique architecture, beautiful weather, cordiality of local residents will make your holiday unforgettable.
In terms of its importance, Baku is the largest inhabited settlement of the Caucasus. This is not just the capital of Azerbaijan, but the largest port of the Caspian Sea as well as the most important sci-tech, economic, industrial centre of the Trans-Caucasian region. But, definitely, tourists from the whole world are attracted by absolutely different things.
The territory of the city is a bit more than two thousand square kilometers, and the population is over two million people. This is a unique city which has lived through a number of historical epochs and rulers, therefore, a walk along the old streets, watching local sights, architecture, historical monuments will make your holiday not just pleasant, but quite informative as well.
The city has a branched system of public transport: you can easily and quickly get to any Baku district — by subway, by public taxi or by a rented car.
Many hotels and sanatoria in the city will welcome you, providing the comfort of different-type rooms and offering a high level of servicing, for you to enjoy the pleasant climate, go to different events, take bright pictures — those of mountains, beaches, unique architectural ensembles, without being distracted by daily issues.
Acquaintance with Baku starts already with the moment when you tread on the ground of that wonderful city for the first time — right in the airport. Many warm words can be said about the Baku airport:
Many sights in Baku, for instance, cave painting, images of people and animals in the Gobustan reserve are protected by UNESCO. The sights you cannot but pay attention to include the Maiden Tower located in the south-eastern part of the Old City. At the top of one of the Baku hills there stands the architectural ensemble of the Palace of the Shirvanshahs which no person appreciating beauty would remain indifferent about. There are many large monuments in the territory of the fortress Icheri Sheher — over ten mosques. And definitely one cannot fancy the old city without Caravanserais, without the Market Square.
Walking along the winding streets of the Old Baku with a map in your hands or booking an inpidual excursion tour, do not forget to drop in museums — there are over 30 of them in the city territory: these are folk applied art museum, Azerbaijan museum of carpets, museum of arts, history and so on.
If you are more interested in the cultural centre, have a walk along the Prymorsky Boulevard which stretches along the coast for many kilometers and the alleys with palm trees and plane trees, chestnut trees and rhododendrons you will enjoy. Along the whole boulevard, here and there, the buildings of cafes and restaurants, theatres and cinemas are ‘scattered’. Also, you can have a walk in picturesque parks, enjoy beautiful fountains.
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