Walk through Nizami Street Shopping street 5. The Tower has been constructed in XII century. Juma Mosque Juma mosque or mosque in the Icheri-sheher has been functioning since the 12th century.
Another delicious touch was a huge bowl of fresh fruit sitting temptingly on the table, the scent of which made our room sweetly fragrant throughout our stay at Brunton. Every thing will be explained well so that the tourist can really imagine the life style we had. Sadly a passing rainstorm prevents us from sitting outside on the terrace, but we discovered the indoor dining room is fun, the service top-class and the food sublime — my fish curry hit the spot in fieriness and taste.
This mosque was built in at the funds of Baku philanthropist Khadja Shikhali Dadashev. In the Russian academician A. Pavlinov took measurements of the Juma Mosque.
The mosque was built on the site of the temple of fire worshipers. Only four uncoated arches remained from the old building, they allegedly belonged to the temple. According to many modern archaeologists, there was a pagan sacred center on the site of Juma Mosque, where the fire worshipers gathered. Palace of Shirvanshah The most striking example of the Medieval palace structures in Azerbaijan is the Shirvanshah Palace complex dating to the middle XV.
A state museum now it is open to the thousands of tourists. Shirvanshah Palace Complex was built in the 15th century. The twostory building of the palace consists of about fifty different rooms of various sizes and shapes connected by three narrow spiral staircases. Of the 25 rooms on the second floor only 16 have survived.
The ground floor of the building 27 rooms , which was used by servants and for the storage of domestic supplies, has been preserved exactly as it was built in the 15th century. Nizami Street Azerbaijan has been a popular choice for expatriates ever since large oil reserves were found in the country. The influx of westerners resulted in the availability of branded products, which has increased in dramatic proportions since independence.
Prices of these products are not very expensive, but one needs to be careful against fake brands. In various cities of Azerbaijan, there are streets that sell handicrafts, silk, and other arte acts local to the city. A beautiful panoramic view of the city and the Baku Bay opens from the park. It has been around for quite some time, being first built in the s.
As the pictures below show, park opens a terrific view on the sea shore. A funicular also known as an inclined plane or cliff railway has been updated as well.
Breakfast in the hotel 2. Excursion to Ateshgah 4. Excursion to Heydar Aliyev Center 5. It is well-known practically all over the world. It is located 30 km from the center of Baku in the suburb of Surakhany. This territory is known for such unique natural phenomenon as burning natural gas outlets underground gas coming onto surface contacts oxygen and lights up.
The temple in its present state was constructed in the 17thth centuries. It was built by the Baku-based Hindu community related to Sikhs. However, the history of the Temple is even longer.
From times immemorial this was the holy place of Zoroastrians- fire worshippers approximately beginning of our era. They attributed mystical significance to the inextinguishable fire and came there to worship the relic.
At a whim of nature, the land of this Caucasian country located on the picturesque coast of the Caspian Sea, is replete with underground sources of oil and gas that long for blowing out.
Natural gas in the Azerbaijan bowels is so much that it comes to the surface over and over again. Actually, it is rather a hill than a mountain, with natural gas burning on its slope from ancient times. Meter-long tongues of fire are licking the stratified earth approximately for 10 m in width, searing those who approached too close.
People occupy the benches to watch the blazing hill in the evening, when its sight is most effective. Heydar Aliyev Center The Heydar Aliyev Center is a ,squarefoot building complex in Baku, Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.
The center is named for Heydar Aliyev, the leader of Soviet-era Azerbaijan from to , and president of Azerbaijan from October to October The Center houses a conference hall auditorium , a gallery hall and a museum. The project is intended to play an integral role in the intellectual life of the city. Located close to the city center, the site plays a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Baku. All functions of the Center, together with entrances, are represented by folds in a single continuous surface.
An internationally recognized architectural work, the building of the Heydar Aliyev Center has become a signature landmark of modern Baku due to its innovative and cutting-edge design. The building was nominated for awards in at both the World Architecture Festival and the biennial Inside Festival. Excursion to Gobustan 3.
Visit Bibi Heybat Mosque 4. Excursion to Carpet Museum 5. Walk through National Park Boulevard 6. There is a museum on the site of an ancient people Gobustan, which to this day preserved cave paintings dating back some 10, years.
The pictures — documented way of life of people living here, and once lived in these places extinct animals.
Interesting exhibits — ckala with a Latin inscription that tells of the visit to Gobustan in I. BC Century Roman legion.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum Azerbaijan Carpet Museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items of various weaving techniques and materials from various periods.
It is named after Latif Karimov and has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. The collection of the museum includes over 10, items of ceramics, metal works of 14th century, jewellery from the Bronze Age, carpets and carpet items from 17thth centuries, national garments and embroidery, and applied art works of modern age. The museum organizes public lectures, study courses on carpets and applied arts.
It has a book store selling books on Azerbaijani crafts and carpet art. The museum also holds a permanent collection from the Shusha Museum of History, from the city of Shusha, looted after occupation by Armenian troops in Part of the exhibited items of the Shusha museum were saved when the director of the museum moved out carpets before occupation.
National State Park — Baku Boulevard.
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