The main aim of the Guided Baku City Tour is to show you all the important and dazzling sites and buildings of Baku. And to create a nice luxury image of the city in your minds. The tour will be very helpful to plan your stay in Baku more effectively.
Tour Highlights: Upland Park, Old City Baku,Fountain Square,Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center
In the beginng of the Baku city Tour you will visit Highland Park, also called Viewing Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Baku City. The naming Viewing Square is not accidental – the whole Baku, including its Maiden Tower, Flame Towers, Flag Square, etc. are seen from the Highland Park – the panorama is charming!
The highland park of Baku is the highest point of the capital of Azerbaijan, from where a beautiful panorama of the city and the bay opens. Here, in order to see in Baku city tour from a bird’s eye view, as well as just to take a walk, both Baku residents and tourists often come. You can get here by cable car for 7-8 minutes from the level of the boulevard, or by climbing the endless stone stairs. But it’s best to start right from the top – from the square where the Azerbaijani parliament, the Martyr Alley and the world-famous modern Baku Flame towers symbols are located. Initially, as early as the beginning of the 20th century, the Highland Park was called English, since English soldiers who arrived in Baku after the overthrow of the Russian emperor were buried here were also buried. But in 1939 it was renamed in honor of the Soviet political figure Sergei Kirov, and here was installed his large-scale monument. There were open rides, a dance floor, a cafe, and a restaurant and even a library. After the collapse of the USSR, in the nineties of the last century, the monument to Kirov was dismantled, and the park became known as the Highland. The last large-scale reconstruction of the Highland Park was carried out in 2011-2013, and this part of the capital gained particular beauty. New paths and paths were laid in the park, a new waterfall complex was built. Gardening works were carried out, during which old trees were preserved and new ornamental plants were planted. The modern lighting system makes the park at night even more beautiful.
If the city has an old city, then it has a heart. And it doesn’t matter how the metropolis is built and grows, what skyscrapers and interchanges it is, and how modern it becomes. This little piece of antiquity, like the roots of a tree, holds the whole crown of history. The correct thing to do in the old city of Baku (IcheriSheher) is to get lost. No goals or essential points of the route are needed. Just dissolve in the narrow streets. Yes, there are always a lot of tourists, and it is unlikely to be left alone, but you can feel the mood of the city. Turn off the navigator, remove the card but do not forget to take a camera. In Icheri-Sheher flows its own life. People live here, cook, washcloths, and kids chase the cats. And what kind of balconies are there! Maiden Tower – It’s hard not to know, and this is “must-see” during the Baku city tour and the main symbol of the city. A flat wall adjoins around the strong tower. According to one version, the tower had a protective function. At least, the fortress was precisely part of the general defense system of Baku. However, the internal structure of the tower did not correspond to defensive functions. The tower has few windows, and they are extraordinary. Each tier of the tower was connected to the other utilizing a ladder. In the 18-19 century, the tower was used as a lighthouse. Tour to Museum of miniature books – while the old Baku city tour, there is a unique museum of miniature books. The smallest book of the collection is in the blue box, such a small dot. The bill goes on microns, and meanwhile, it has 23 pages. A little more books (on the right) are already visible, but still very small.
Another mandatory sightseeing sight of the old city tour is the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the rulers of Shirvan. The whole complex of the palace – the main building, the mausoleum, the mosque, the sauna, and the Divankhana courtyard – are presented to the inspection. Surprisingly, there are no windows in the main throne hall, although this is the front part of the palace. I can assume that the palace was rebuilt and some architectural elements were lost. The throne room at the time of the shahs was decorated with beautiful blue ceramic tiles.
Unfortunately, the pipe has not been preserved and has not been restored. Instead, a pattern characteristic of that time is projected onto the dome. In other rooms, there are objects of everyday life, clothes, decorations. Of course, visiting the museum with a Baku city tour is much more enjoyable. I wandered one, and an exclusive excursion would cost me around the sum.
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs in Baku is a world architectural monument, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. The castle was once the residence of the monarchs of the Shirvan state. The reign of this dynasty originates from the VIII century AD. The palace complex received the status of a museum-reserve only in 1964. Today, the Shirvanshah Museum is considered the main architectural landmark of Azerbaijan. The museum building of Shirvanshah is located in the old part of Baku, in the area of the ancient city of Icheri Sheher. The palace was erected on a hill, from the east, about 500 meters from the palace, is the Caspian Sea. The architectural complex is located in the historical part of Baku. The Shirvanshah Palace, with its adjacent buildings, historians distinguish into a whole complex. In addition to the residence itself, the following buildings are included in the palace complex:
During the existence of the state of the Shirvanshahs, a wall with towers rose around the complex. To date, visible remnants of the foundation, which were barely distinguishable at the beginning of the 20th century, have long disappeared.
Fountain Square, as its name suggests has several wonderful fountains embellishing the square. Besides them, however, various human-type figures are established on the streets of the Square, which frequently attract tourists’ attention to take photos. Just as the Old Town, Fountain Square is one of the most lively and visited places in Baku for tourists.
Haydar Aliyev Cultural Center Tour
During the Baku city tour, you will be able to visit the center for the photos. The architect of this center is the world-famous British architect Zaha Hadid. A unique modern structure will shake you; there are no straight lines in the building, no corners as if woven from waves that soared up and quietly sank to the ground.
Today, on the territory of an amazing alien building there is an auditorium (congress center), the Museum of them. Heydar Aliyev, exhibition halls, restaurant, cafe, and administrative offices. If you delve into the sense of creativity of the inimitable Zahi Hadid, you can see exactly how the architecture of the building embodies her ideas. Representing a wave-like aspiration upwards and a smooth fusion with the earth, the cultural center personifies not only the postmodernist style of the maestro but also infinity, symbolizing the connection of the past with the future.
This Baku City Tour will definitely wake up your appetite for one of the fascinating cities in the world.
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