Baku - the capital of Azerbaijan
The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, once a traditional oriental city, at the beginning of the 20th century began to be called «Paris of the East». Such a capital of the country was made not by bazaars and caravanserais, but «black gold» oil. Of course, Baku has retained its oriental flavor and offers its guests many interesting places..
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
The palace complex is located in the Old Town at the highest point. The unique structure, in addition to 52 rooms located in the main building, includes a bathhouse, a mosque, a tomb, a tomb and its own reservoir.
The construction of the main part of the palace was completed in the 15th century. Almost nothing is left of the former luxury and grandeur of the interiors. The building is of interest solely for its appearance.
It is a symbol not only of the Old City, but also of the capital. The construction of the Maiden Tower was completed before the XII century, and it was part of the fortress that surrounded Baku in the Middle Ages. Later, she took on the duties of a lighthouse (this mission fell on the era of the Russian Empire), but almost before the revolution itself, she lost this status.
The observation deck, located at its top, allows you to admire the panorama of Baku. One of the entrances to the Old Town is located next to the tower..
They are visible from almost everywhere. But the towers are especially beautiful at night, when they are not just illuminated, but sparkle with all the colors of the Azerbaijani flag. The erection of the structure was started back in 2007, and the completion was planned by 2012. But the work continues to this day.
The boulevard is a continuation of the city park named after Heydar Aliyev. The authorities decided to lengthen the street back in 1980, but funds to finance the project were received only in 2009..
The boulevard is a great place to walk. There are roller paths and fountains. The houses along the street are faced with light beige stone. In general, the boulevard is practically no different from the Baku embankment. Only «not» - there are no restaurants or cafes here yet.
The old city, this is how the translation sounds literally, has perfectly survived to this day, preserved in its original form. This is the only place in the capital where you will get the opportunity to admire the classical oriental architecture of the Middle Ages.
Local pearls are the Maiden Tower and the palace complex of the Shirvanshahs. In addition, on the territory of the Old City, you can admire 15 mosques, and then go for a walk along the narrow streets.