Four day Baku

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.


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Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Arts was established in Baku in the year 2009, by initiative of the First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva. The main tendencies of the museum are the freedom and absence of stipulated boundaries for the expositions. This can be seen even by looking at the building’s architecture – there are no corners, the passages are open and the walls have different inclines. The museum contains more than 800 works of Azerbaijani artists and sculptures, who are mostly avant-gardists. Moreover, there are also works of Picasso, Dali Chagall and many others.

Address: Yusif Safarov str. 5

Business hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 - 20:00 Tickets prices: 5 AZN for adults, 2 AZN for school and college students and free of charge for pre-schoolers

Architectural sophistication of Baku

At the end of XIX century and beginning of XX century, Baku has gone through the first oil boom, which had a large influence on the development of local building industry. The entrepreneurs from all over the world have chosen Baku as the platform for their architectural investments. Therefore, even a regular walk around the city can turn into an informative insight into the history of world architecture. All you need to do is pay a little more attention, look around, keep your head up and look on to the roofs, as well as notice writings on the street doors, where the year of the building’s construction is usually indicated.

More: http://salambaku.travel/en/whatsee/single/5-architectural-sophistication-of-baku

Lunch

Pilaf is the royal dish of any Azerbaijani feast. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to dedicate at least one meal to tasting it. And we are confident that the new feelings and experience will be incomparable with whatever you’ve tasted before, because the whole taste spectrum and soul of this hot dish can be experienced only while enjoying it at its native land.

The History Museum - Taghiyev's room

During the years 1895-1901Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev has built a big palace in the center of Baku. All four facades of this noble mansion and giant domes on its roof will attract your attention even from a distance. Since 1921, this building hosts the Museum of History of Azerbaijan, while one of the expositions is still dedicated to the life and family of famous oil magnate, millionaire and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev.

Address: 4 Taghiyev str.

The Boulevard

Yes, indeed you can walk on the shore of the Caspian Sea without leaving the city center! The boulevard has various attractions, cozy cafes, colorful tea houses and fast food kiosks. A fairytale train, which cruises all over the boulevard, will take you from one side of this enormous park to another. However, it is worth mentioning that you will have a much more pleasant time if you walk around the seaside boulevard and enjoy your surroundings.

The funicular

You can also have a nice and pleasant ride from the boulevard and the Nefchilaravenue up to the Nagorny (Uphill) Park. The funicular will take you all the way up within about 4 minutes, and the waiting time is about 10 minutes.

Nagorny (Uphill) Park

And this is the place where you get an amazing view of the city. Sightseeing platform of the Uphill Park is the highest point of Baku, from where you can see a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the bay.