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Amazing Things to Do in Baku, Azerbaijan

Prachi Dharap Aug 5, 2019
Baku is considered to be the cultural, political, and industrial capital of Azerbaijan. The lowest lying national capital in the world, the city is also known as the "region of eternal fires".

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The Flame Towers, inspired from the city's history of 'fire worship', is a multi-use complex for residential, hotel, and office space.
The mysterious and iconic Maiden Tower is a predominant landmark of the city. It now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Baku.

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Icheri Sheher or the Old Town is in the heart of the city. The cobblestone streets and old constructions dating back to 1400s will give you an insight into the area’s culture, architecture and traditions.
Built in 15th century, the Shirvanshahs’ Palace was officially announced as a museum in 1964.
Built for the Muslim Charity Society, the historical building of Ismailiyya Palace was completed in 1913.
The baroque-style building of the House of Government houses various state ministries of Azerbaijan. It was designed for over 5,500 people.
Built in 1910, the architecture of Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre blends baroque, rococo and Moorish styles elements.
Established in 1939, the Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature contains 3000 manuscripts, rare books, sculptures, illustrations and other exhibits.
Along with the magnificent exterior, the interior of the Taza Pir Mosque is extensively decorated with ornaments and gold minaret tops.

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Baku Eye or the Devil's Wheel is a Ferris wheel on the Baku Boulevard offering amazing views of the bay and the whole city.

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Mini-Venice or Little Venice is a small town in the Baku Boulevard. You can take a gondola ride or have delicious meals on one of the islands here.