This loud metropolis attracts and magnetizes you with its colorful streets, mirror skyscrapers, the Eastern soul and European speed. And if you have only one week to see Baku, learn about its culture and get acquainted with local residents, we will try to simplify your task. Thus, we would like to present you an excellent route for 4 days, during which you will have plenty of time to see all the interesting things, without wasting your time. So, let's hit the road.Download PDF
You just can’t visit Baku without seeing the Shirvanshahs Palace! Therefore, our today’s journey will start from the fortress. This palace is a former residence of the Shirvan rulers. The astonishingly beautiful complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane yard, burial vaults,and mosque dated 1441, as well as a bath house and mausoleum of royal scientist Seyid Yahya Bakuvi. This noble complex was built in the course of several centuries, starting from XIII.
Address: the Old City, Qasrdongesi, 76. Phone: (+994 12) 492-10-73 Business hours: 10:00-18:00 Ticket price: 2 AZN
This is the biggest art museum in the country, with more than 17000 items in its funds. The museum has been established in the year 1936, and today it occupies two beautiful city buildings, constructed at the end of XIX century. Inside, you can enjoy viewing pieces of art created not only by the national artists, but also by authors from Russia, the Near East and Europe.
Address: 9/11 Niyazi str.
This “little Italian town” recreated at the seaside boulevard adds a special color to the park. The Little Venice consists of several channels, where gondolas and gondoliers sail between the small bridges and invite the guests to a romantic journey. In the restaurants at the “shore”, you will be able to enjoy a tasty dinner, get some appetizers and drinks, or just relax with a cup of tea and make clouds with shisha.
Address: 73 Nefchilar ave.
Visiting a seaside town and not tasting a fish? No, we wouldn’t recommend you to commit this kind of awful crime! We advice you to go to the restaurants near Bibi Heybat, they are famous for its tasty dishes, made of perch, carp, mullet, kutum, and others. You can order dishes cooked on mangal or on tava (frying pan).
After your seafood lunch, while heading down to the city center you can walk around the new boulevard. This is the very place where new locations are being built and opened in the recent years. For instance, YARAT Contemporary Arts Center, being one of the largest modern art environments in the whole region, combining the constant exposition, platforms for modern exhibitions and auditoriums for educational programs. YARAT is engaged in development of the modern arts in Azerbaijan, and creation of a platform for representation of Azerbaijani arts within the country and abroad.
Address: Bayil settlement (near the National Flag square) Phone: (+994 12) 505-14-14
Business hours: 11:00-20:00, Thursdays - 11:00- 22:00
The new Baku Eye is one of the most favorite entertainments of the local residents. Its height reaches 60 meters and you can find it at the part of boulevard close to the National Flag Square.
Established in the year 1967, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is the first museum in the world, engaged in collection, preservation and studying of the carpets. The museum fund contains more than 14 thousand showpieces. The oldest carpet exhibit item at the museum is a fragment of carpet, which belongs to the Tebriz “Ovchuluq” school, weaved back in 17th century.
Address: Baku, Mikayil Useynov ave. 28;
Business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-20:00; phone: +994 12 497-20-57.