Baku embodies various architectural styles created and built at different periods. Homeland for people from different countries and cultures, it’s a mixture of Eastern and Western worlds.
Known as an oil country, its modern history is directly connected with the oil industry going as far as to the XIX century. At that time, the terms Inner City and Outside Cite appeared – new parks, gardens were created, houses were built for oil workers and millionaires.
One of the parks which was created at the beginning of XX century at the shore of Caspian Sea is Baku National Boulevard. With its recent renovation, it has become one of the modern gems of the capital city. Along the boulevard, you will see and learn about beautifully-shaped, newly created cultural, business and entertainment venues such as International Mugham Center, Carpet Museum, Little Venice, Flag Square and Crystal Hall.
According to the main construction plan of the city, Baku was built as amphitheater. At the top of this “amphitheater” locates the highest and the most illuminated buildings of Azerbaijan – Flame Towers – symbol of modern Baku.
Tour will continue on the direction of Heydar Aliyev Center, dedicated to former president of Azerbaijan and created by American-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid who was famous for her strangely-shaped, interesting buildings in all over the world. Trump Tower which is also located nearby has become a forsaken building after the president of the US ended his licensing contracts in Azerbaijan.
Last stop of the tour, nowadays known as Fountain Square, was one of the first ever parks created in Azerbaijan and was full of mansions of oil magnates.