What is the Absheron National Park? Formerly Absheron State Nature Preserve was established in 1969 to protect gazelles and Caspian Seals under the Soviets, but the preserve fell into disrepair. In 2005, the narrow strip of land on the Absheron Peninsula again became a protected area covering 783 hectares (7.83 km 2).
On October 25-27, 2018, in Baku, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum will hold the 3rd International Symposium of Common Languages of Turkic World – Patterns under the topic Intersections in Felt.
The Baku TV Tower (Azerbaijani: Televiziya Qülləsi), built in 1996, is a free standing concrete telecommunications tower in Baku, Azerbaijan. With a height of 310 metres (1017 ft), it is the tallest structure in Azerbaijan and the tallest reinforced concrete building in Caucasus.
Baku Boulevard (Azerbaijani: Dənizkənarı Milli Park, also known as National Park) is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.
Baku Ferris Wheel, also known as the Baku Eye, is a Ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The wheel was built by the Dutch company Dutch Wheels. It was opened on 10 March 2014 by the Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev, and opened to the public two days later.
Baku zoo (Azerbaijani: Bakı zooloji parkı) is a state zoological park in Baku. It is the oldest zoo in Azerbaijan and was opened in 1928. It belongs to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and to the Mayoralty of Baku city. The total area of the zoo is 4.25 hectares (10.5 acres).
Bibi-Heybat Mosque. Bibi mosque – Azerbaijan Republic of the Baku bay located on the Shiite mosque . The mosque, built in 1990, is a restored version of the same mosque, built by the twenty-eighth ruler of the Shirvanshahs state, during the second half of XIII century by Azerbaijan’s Elkhanid state, by Abu Fath Farrukhzad ibn Akhsitan ibn Faiburz.
Traffic movement is to be restricted on the Azadlig Square, along Baku’s seaside boulevard, Pushkin, Khagani, Bulbul streets, Zarifa Aliyeva Avenue, Rasul Rza street, Neftchilar Avenue, Aziz aliyev street, Gosha Gala gapisi-Ganjlar Square, Istiglaliyyat street, Niyazi street, Azneft Square, Neftchilar Avenue, and on roads intersecting with the mentioned street and avenues.
The Heydar Aliyev Center (Azebaijani: Heydər Əliyev Mərkəzi) is an important cultural center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, housed in an iconic building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. It is located in a 10-hectare public park close to the Baku Convention Center.
The Bibi-Heybat Mosque (Azerbaijani: Bibiheybət məscidi) is a historical mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. The existing structure, built in the 1990s, is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II, which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.
The Monument to Nizami Ganjavi, a medieval Azerbaijani [Turkish] poet, is located in Baku in Nizami Square, on the intersection of Istiglaliyyat, Ahmad Javad, Azerbaijan and Islam Safarli streets. The opening ceremony of the monument was held in April, 1949. Sculptor of the monument was Fuad Abdurahmanov - People’s Artist of Azerbaijan.
Archeological - Ethnographic Museum Complex Gala was created on the initiative and with direct participation Foundation. Heydar Aliyev. In the museum complex in the open air are collected and reconstructed buildings, housing the ancient inhabitants of Absheron, restored scenes of their life and occupation.
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Milli Azərbaycan Tarixi Muzeyi) is the largest museum in Azerbaijan, located in Baku, in the former mansion of Azerbaijani oil magnate and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. It was founded in 1920 and opened to visitor in 1921.
The National museum of Azerbaijan literature named after Nizami Ganjavi (Azerbaijani: Nizami Gəncəvi adına Milli Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatı muzeyi) - was established in 1939, in Baku. It is located in the centre of the capital of Azerbaijan, not far from the Fountains Square and near the entrance of Icheri Sheher.
In 1899, a one-storeyed building of “Baku branch of Russian Imperial technical union” (Nizami 115), where is located one of the buildings of Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, was built on Millionnaya Street (later Darwin, Voroshilov Streets, now Fikret Amirov Street).
Old City or Inner City (Azerbaijani: İçərişəhər) is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls were well protected. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people.
The Palace of Happiness (Azerbaijani: Səadət Sarayı), currently also called Palace of Marriage Registrations and previously called Mukhtarov Palace, is a historic building in the center of Baku, Azerbaijan, built in Neo-Gothic style in the early 20th century.
Baku´s Old City is a treasure trove of Azerbaijani history. Its stone buildings and mazy streets hold secrets that have still to be discovered. A masterpiece of Old City architecture, rich in history but with questions still unanswered, is the medieval residence of the rulers of Shirvan, the Shirvanshahs´ Palace.
walls of the Baku fortress in the early 20th century. This was the Governor´s Garden, a key element in the city´s urban planning and a fine example of a green park. In 1859, Tsar Alexander II of Russia granted Baku the status of a gubernatorial city. In 1867, Baku fortress ceased to be a military facility.
Taza Pir Mosque (also Tazapir, Teze Pir, Teze-Pir, Tezepir) is a mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. Its construction began in 1905 and was finished by 1914. The idea for the mosque as well as its financing was provided by an Azeri philanthropist, a female, Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyov (Ashurbeyli)
The Museum Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a building located in Baku, Azerbaijan near Boulevard. The classical and conceptual art exhibitions of modern Azerbaijan, anniversary and personal exhibitions of famous artists, debut creativity of new artists are demonstrated here.
Zorge Park Long park running along Bakihanov street where you can enjoy pool outside. The main landmark is a monument to Soviet Spy Richard Zorge: two huge penetrating eyes (he was an ethnic German from Azerbaijan who eventually died at the hand of the Japanese).