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Sightseeing

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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center 

Many of those who happened to see the design of the Heydar Aliyev Center for the first time had hard times to believe that such a project might ever come true.In fact,even in theory ,the erection of the building of a such extraordinary design looked far from being anyhow realistic.
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Old City Baku

In the center of Baku there is the “city within the city”, historical and architectural reserve, surrounded by a fortress wall – the Inner City. The first mentioning of the Baku fortress dates back to the 12th century.

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Baku Boulevard

Baku Boulevard , also known as National Park  is a promenade established in 1909[1] which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

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Qobustan
Located 60 kilometers from Baku is the open- air museum - The State Historical-Artistic Reserve “Qobustan”. There, on the site of ancient primitive people, you’ll see a lot of rock art pieces - petroglyphs.

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Flame Towers

Flame Towers is the tallest skyscraper in Baku, Azerbaijan with a height of 190 m . The buildings consist of apartments, a hotel and office blocks. The estimated cost of Flame Towers is around US$ 350 million. Construction began in 2007, with completion in 2012.HOK was the architect for the project, DIA Holdings served as the design-build contractor, and Hill International provided project management.

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Maiden`s Tower

These lines of Azerbaijani poet devoted to the symbol of Azerbaijan - architectural monument, magnificent building, shrouded in legends - Maiden`s Tower ("Maiden Tower"). Its name "Maiden" means impregnable, unconquered, that is, the tower was never captured by the enemy.

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Ateshgah
Standing 30 km from the center of Baku, on the southeastern outskirts of the village of Surakhany on Absheron Peninsula is the temple of Zoroastrians - Ateshgah (literally “The House of Fire”, “The Place of Fire”). The territory of the temple is known to the world due to its unique natural phenomenon - the burning of natural gas (gas, breaking onto the surface, lights up after contacting oxygen).

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AbsheronHistory In the Open Air

Forty kilometers from Baku there is Gala, the well-known open-air historical and ethnographic museum. The museum, founded in 2008 at an archaeological site located in the same-name village, is dedicated to the history of the Absheron Peninsula. There, you can see how the Azerbaijani lived, what they ate and drank and how they managed a household over the period from the XVI to XIX centuries.