Baku, Azerbaijan Tourist Attractions - Fun Sightseeing & Things to Do in Baku!

Visit the Old City of Baku where you'll encounter the Maiden Tower and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Spend quality time in Fountain Square, home to superb shopping and dining. Catch a first-rate concert at State Philarmony. Learn more about these and other attractions in the below list.

Walled City of Baku (Old City) -

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000, the Walled City of Baku contains evidence of various cultures, including Zoroastrian, Persian, Ottoman, and Russian. Many of the defensive walls of the Old City, which date to the 12th century, remain intact. The walls near the Kileli mosque can be climbed. For more information, visit


Maiden Tower -

The Maiden Tower, which is much taller than all the buildings of Baku's Old City, has been a mystery for centuries. It's believed to have been constructed in the 7th or 8th century but the exact reason for its existence is unclear. The tower features a museum, gift shop, and great roof-top views of the Old City and Baku Bay. For more information, visit

Palace of the Shirvanshahs -

Nestled in the Old City of Baku, the Palace of the Shirvanshas was built in the 15th century. It's comprised of the main building of the palace, burial vaults, the shah's mosque and minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum, a reservoir, and fragments of a bath-house. For more information, visit


Fountain Square -

Considered to be Baku's most fashionable destination, Fashion Square is where the in-crowd congregates. Highlights of the square include trendy restaurants and upscale shops. There is also an extremely long fountain that, because it lacks water on a regular basis, is utilized as a bench during warm summer evenings. For more information, visit

State Philarmony -

Phenomenal acoustics and stunning architecture are the hallmark of the State Philarmony. It was built in 1912 and features a domed structure with renaissance-style towers, replicating the look of the Monte Carlo casino. The State Philarmony is enveloped by a lovely park, which is where many outdoor performances are held. For more information, visit


Republic Palace -

Originally it was the V.I. Lenin Palace of Culture. Then it became the Republic Palace. Following the death of Heydar Aliyev, the third President of Azerbaijan, it was named for him. This 2000-seat auditorium faces a large square with fountains and gardens along with the imposing red tower that's home to the National Bank of Azerbaijan. For more information, visit

Opera and Ballet Theatre -

Constructed in the early 20th century, the Opera and Ballet Theatre is a beautiful art nouveau building with a stunning gilded interior. While the performances are of the highest quality, ticket prices are not outrageous, allowing most citizens to attend. For more information, visit
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Martyrs Lane -

Formerly known as Kirov Park, Martyrs Lane serves to honor those who died during the war with Armenia as well as the 137 people who were killed in January, 1990 by Soviet troops. Photographs of each victim can be found on their tombstone. Referred to as "Black January," the event has evolved into a national day of mourning (January 20). For more information, visit

Oil-Boomtown Baku -

The Boomtown section of Baku, located south of the Old City, came into being about 100 years ago after large amounts of oil were discovered. Known for its beaux-arts architecture, Boomtown boasts a wide range of fine arts, history, and literature museums, all of which are housed in mansions built by millionaires before the Russian Revolution. For more information, visit


Nizami Museum of Literature -

Formerly the Metropol Hotel, the Nizami Museum of Literature features 23 rooms where more than 3,000 exhibits reside. These range from manuscripts and calligraphic art to photographs and films. Several Azeri writers, such as Djalil Mamedkulizade and Djafar Djabarly are memorialized with statues. For more information, visit
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