Baku

 

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and the largest city in the Caucasus region.

Baku is situated on the coast of the Caspian Sea on the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula.

The city is actually located 92 ft (28 m) below sea level, making it both the lowest lying national capital in the world and the largest city in the world located below sea level.

Baku’s walled inner city and its Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The remainder of the city is known for its eclectic combination of architectural styles, both old and new, as well as an active nightlife scene and diverse cultural activities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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Apartment with Top downtown view

Apartment with Top downtown view offers accommodation in Baku. Guests benefit from balcony. A flat-screen TV is featured. Other facilities at Apartment with Top downtown view include a terrace. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$120

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Apartment on Mirgasymova 29

Situated 1.4 km from Park of Officers in Baku, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi, a spa bath and a balcony with city views. The apartment is 2.2 km from Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. The kitchen comes with an oven. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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Zarife Aliyeva Apartment

Situated 500 metres from Fountain Square in Baku, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The apartment is 600 metres from Maiden Tower. The unit is fitted with a kitchen. A TV is provided.

$50

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Apartment on Azadlıq Avenue

Set 200 metres from Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. An oven and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are offered in this apartment. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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Kena Apart

Situated 1.1 km from Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku, this air-conditioned apartment features a terrace. The unit is 1.3 km from Park of Officers. There is a seating area and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are provided in this... Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$110

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
City Centre Flat

City Centre Flat

City Centre Flat offers pet-friendly accommodation in Baku, 100 metres from Ismailiyya Palace and 300 metres from Fountain Square. The apartment is 400 metres from Shirvanshakhs' Palace. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.



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Apartment downtown view

Apartment downtown view

Apartment downtown view is an apartment set in Baku, 700 metres from Taza Pir Mosque. The apartment is 1.2 km from Shirvanshakhs' Palace. Free WiFi is provided . A flat-screen TV is featured.



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Guest House Inn&Hostel

Guest House Inn&Hostel

Just 1 km from the Baku Stock Exchange, this guest house offers free Wi-Fi. It stands beside the National Seaside Park, overlooking the Caspian Sea. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$12 - $70

$12-
Freedom Hostel

Freedom Hostel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Freedom Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Baku, 200 metres from Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hostel also offers bike hire and car... Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$14

$14-
Baku Home Hostel

Baku Home Hostel

Baku Home Hostel is located in the Baku City Circuit district in Baku, 400 metres from Philharmony Park. Baku Home Hostel features free WiFi . A flat-screen TV is available. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

$15-
Fortress

Fortress

Located in the heart of Old City, Fortress offers accommodation in Baku. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hairdryer. A TV is provided. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16

$16-
Hostel Istiglaliyyat

Hostel Istiglaliyyat

Offering a terrace, Hostel Istiglaliyyat is situated in Baku, 100 metres from Fountain Square. Ismailiyya Palace is 300 metres from the property. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
QUIET and BRIGHT Private Room 2

QUIET and BRIGHT Private Room 2

QUIET and BRIGHT Private Room 2 is located in Qaraçuxur, 7 metro stops from Baku city centre. You will find a shared kitchen at the property and bathroom faculties are also shared. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Olimpik Guest House

Olimpik Guest House

Featuring free WiFi, Olimpik Guest House is located in Baku, 8 km from Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. All rooms are fitted with a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. You will find free shuttle service at the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

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Shir Hostel

Shir Hostel

Situated in the Baku Old Town district in Baku, 200 metres from Maiden Tower, Shir Hostel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Some units feature a seating area with a TV for your convenience. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Apartment New Yasamal

Apartment New Yasamal

Located 3.7 km from Park of Officers in Baku, this apartment features a balcony with city views. The apartment is 3.9 km from Taza Pir Mosque. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The unit is equipped with a kitchen. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Apartment on Xudu Məmmədov 36

Apartment on Xudu Məmmədov 36

Situated in Baku, Apartment on Xudu Məmmədov 36 offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi. Offering free private parking, the apartment is 8 km from Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Planet Inn Hotel Baku

Planet Inn Hotel Baku

Planet Inn Hotel Baku offers accommodation in Baku. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Every room includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$32

$32-
Riva Hotel

Riva Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Riva Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Baku, 2.3 km from Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$35

$35-
Apartment on MirGalal 147

Apartment on MirGalal 147

Situated in Baku, Apartment on MirGalal 147 is 5 km from Park of Officers. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center is 5 km from the property. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel

A 5-minute walk from Baku’s Seaside Boulevard on the Caspian Sea Coast, this central hotel offers free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour restaurant and bar. Classically furnished rooms with colourful décor are offered at the Empire Hotel. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40 - $130

$40-
Apartment on Ali Valiyev 9

Apartment on Ali Valiyev 9

Apartment on Ali Valiyev 9 offers accommodation in Baku, 5 km from Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and 8 km from Formula 1 Grand Prix Baku. The air-conditioned unit is 8 km from Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theatre. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$41

$41-

Highlights:

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Wildly Divergent Architecture

Baku has wildly varying architecture, ranging from the Old City core to modern buildings and the spacious layout of the Baku port. Many of the city's most impressive buildings were built during the early 20th Century, when architectural elements of the European styles were combined in eclectic style. Baku thus has an original and unique appearance, earning it a reputation as the 'Paris of the East'.

Late modern and postmodern architecture began to appear in the early 2000s. Buildings with all-glass shells have appeared around the city, the most prominent including the Azerbaijan Tower, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Flame Towers, Baku Crystal Hall, Baku White City and SOCAR Tower.
Historic Landmarks

Icheri Sheher (Old Town)

The Inner Walled City is one of the few surviving walled medieval towns in the Caucacus region. This part of Baku retains the characteristic features of a medieval town, such as the labyrinth of narrow streets, congested buildings and tiny courtyards. The narrow streets are lined with houses dating from the late 18th century onwards, but also contain earlier monuments, mostly concentrated in the lower (seaward) side of the town.

Maiden's Tower (Giz Qalasi). This mysterious and eccentric tower was built somewhere between the 7th and 12th centuries and may have served as a fire beacon, defensive fortification, astronomical observatory, or Zoroastrian temple.

The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs. The medieval palace of the Shirvan Shahs.
Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Walled City

The Old City of Baku, also known as the Walled City of Baku, refers to the ancient Baku settlement. The walls of the old town, which still survive on the western and northern sides, were built by Menutsshochr Shah in the 12th century, and were repaired in the 19th century. Most of the walls and towers, strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806, have survived.

Inside the walls is a maze of narrow alleys and ancient buildings with the cobbled streets that go past the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, two caravansaries, baths, and the Juma Mosque.
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