Marvellous Things to Do in Baku, Azerbaijan
From discovering the 12th century fortifications of Old City to relishing the sight of the world famous Flame Towers, there are many amazing things to do in Baku.
There are a lot of tourist attractions around the city, the city is speedily expanding and you will find many things to do in Baku to keep yourself busy and entertained.
If you’re planning on taking an Azerbaijan tour package, or just Baku holiday tour package don’t miss these amazing things to do in Baku.
Walking Tour of the Baku Old City
Old City or “Icharishahar” is among Azerbaijan’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s truly distinctive, historical part of Azerbaijan which is located within the heart of Baku.
The Old City is very clean and recently refurbished and it’s very beautiful and very creative town, surrounded by fortressed walls, adding to the character.
Walk through its cobblestone streets, see and touch the stones from closer of the ancient walls, walk through narrow corridors and admire the complex art on the doors.
The Old City of Baku has a lot to offer with the town having lot of aged buildings, mosques, a palace complex, and the iconic Maiden Tower.
See the Bibi Heybat Mosque
The visit to Bibi Heybat Mosque is one of the most fascinating things to do while on your Baku tour, and even non-Muslims enjoy discovering this wonderful piece of architecture. It has 3 domes, which follows the traditional iron shape of the old mosque and two minarets. The domes are adorned with green and turquoise mirrors that are surrounded with gilded inscriptions from the Qur’an.
Climb up The Maiden Tower
While booking Baku travel package do not forget to add Maiden tower in your Baku tour itinerary. You cannot miss climbing on top of Azerbaijan’s most renowned landmark, and the centre of the city’s historical significance. You will best enjoy the sight just before sunset, climb up and enjoy the view over Baku and its Old City.
Visit the Mud Volcanoes at Gobustan National Park
Gobustan National Park is one of the other Azerbaijan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites that attracts thousands of tourists annually. This incredible site make you feel like you are in other world, is an expansive field dotted with bubbling mud volcanos, sizzling lakes, and anthropological sites. Book your air tickets to Baku now and grab the chance to visit the Gobustan National Museum and learn all about the history of petroglyphs see ancient human bones or work tools from the Mesolithic period.
Check Out the Flame Towers
The Flame Towers are situated on a hill overseeing Baku Bay and the Old City. It’s an amazing trio of buildings that converted the image of the city from a gone place to modern day Baku. Not only does it convert the city’s skyline, but it also pays respect to Baku’s history and forecasts its strong future.
Wander through the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
In Azerbaijan and other parts of Central Asia, carpet weaving occupies a distinct place in the history of its national culture. Definitively the most widespread traditional art is carpet weaving, we can say it was a part of everyday life of Azerbaijanis and turned into a national symbol. The carpets holds a high artistic and historic importance, so they’re also used to cover the walls and floors of homes, mosques, nomads’ tents, and government buildings as well.
Admire the Ateshgah Fire Temple
Zoroastrianism and their trust in fire worship is a fascinating religion that can be found all over Asia, and their Temples of Eternal Fire are quite well known. In a small district of Baku, one of their temples still survives today and is one of Azerbaijan’s most popular tourist attractions. The area is famous for an exclusive natural phenomenon – burning natural gas outlets which means that the underground gas coming up to the surface lights up as it marks contact with oxygen.
Pop in to the Miniature Book Museum
The only one of its kind in the world, this wonderful Miniature Book Museum was opened in 2002 by Zarifa Saahova. The devoted bibliophile opened the museum to inspire young generations to read more, and he’s doing an excellent job. The museum is home to thousands of miniature-sized books, including editions of Pushkin, works of Dostoyevsky, Chukovsky and Gogol. The books are from all parts of the world, and are written in many different languages, including Azeri, Russian, German and English.
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