If you want to see Baku in its full beauty, you should approach vacation organization as attentively and responsibly as possible. Make a list: where to go in Baku, include 10-15 items into it, and you will make a convenient and interesting itinerary.
What is worth seeing in Baku?
If you like excursion vacation, you will not be bored: have a walk along the streets of the Old City Icherisheher; visit the Palace of the Shirvanshahs with its baths, a water reservoir, shrines, a mosque; listen to the legend about the Maiden Tower and go up to the viewing ground which opens up a perfect panorama of the city.
If the time of your vacation coincides with the date of any sports events or musical festivals, you should use the opportunity. The Islamic Solidarity Games, where sportsmen have their performances in different sports (wrestling, gymnastics, swimming and others), the European Grand Prix (support the pilots of your favourite teams), musical festival ‘Zhara’ (‘the Heat’), within which tens of performers from Azerbaijan, Russia, the CIS countries will please you with their performances — all those events have been held in Azerbaijan for several years already and have become not just a pleasant local tradition, but a ‘magnet’ for travellers from all over the world.
Those fond of cultural vacation may go to the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Azerbaijan, which was built in 1920 and which has been granted a couple of honorary awards over the years of its existence — Lenin’s Order, Stalin’s awards. The contemporary theatre cast includes a vocal, ballet casts, a symphonic orchestra and a choir, thus, the performance program is rich and perse and you may easily choose a performance you will come to like.
And finally, what kind of rest could there be without shopping? Go to the Trade Centre Park Bulvar (a large trade centre), also go to Ali Shamsi workshop — there you can see plenty of interesting, unique pictures, and go to Port Baku Mall to get some best world brands.