Azerbaijan is located on the Great Silk Road. This country has a rich and unique combination of two cultures. It is impossible to completely attribute the Azerbaijan culture to the eastern or western. A modern open society has been formed in the country, and the traditions of many religions and nationalities are combining.
Azerbaijan has been called the "Land of Lights" for many years in view of the "burning hills" caused by such a unique natural phenomenon - the seepage of natural gas through the ground.
Do not miss the opportunity to plunge into the unusual history of Baku. Just walk through the streets of the Old City, explore the modern center of the capital, and inspect a rare natural phenomenon of mud volcanoes, there are hundreds of them in Azerbaijan. Another interesting place to visit is one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan - Sheki. This city is considered to be the architectural reserve of the country. Here is the Sheki Khans' Palace (1762) located, that place is attracting attention of tourists from all over the world. The peculiarity of this place is the fact that no nails were used in the construction of the palace, and colored glass for Shebeke (national mosaic) was brought from Venice.
Baku was a city that hosts major sports and cultural events of world level many times.
Perhaps one of the most unique features - Baku is the first European city to meet the sunrise.
It is also recommended to visit the National Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.
Flame Towers are the tallest skyscrapers of the city, rising by 190 meters. There are apartments, offices and a hotel in these spectacular buildings, the symbols of a new modern image of the city. At night Flame Towers takes a different view - thousands of LED lamps illuminate the facade of the three towers, depicting the movement of the flame.
The giant national flag, whose height is 162 meters, was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest flagpole without support. It is installed near the Crystal Hall, which was built specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
When visiting Baku, you can taste a variety of dishes, like spicy dishes of Asia, and the classic meal of Italy. But those visitors who want to understand this country, prefer the famous local kebab or flavored pilaf made from rice in combination with lamb, fish and dried fruits. Night Baku is illuminated as a shining metropolis with its unsurpassed ultra-modern look. According to the Lonely Planet rating, Baku is also included in the list of ten recommended places for city nightlife in the world.
Azerbaijan is the country of the first opera created in the Middle East. The lifestyle of the Azerbaijani people, their holidays, traditions and outlook on life had a great influence on the country's theatrical culture.
Capital - Baku
Official website: http://azerbaijan.az
Time zone MSK + 1 (UTC + 4)
Baku International Airport www.airport.az/ru
The climate is slightly continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers.
Season – all year round.
The recommended length of stay is 5-7 days.Places must see:
- Icheri Seher
- Caspian Sea
- Shirvan National Park
- Sheki City
- Yanar Dag – Flaming Hillside
- Ateshgah Fire Temple
- Absheron National Park
- Mud Volcano
- Gobustan National Park