Baku is the capital and, at the same time, the largest city in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Positioned in the southern part of the Abseron peninsula and benefiting from the opening of the Caspian Sea, Baku has found its most exciting associations, thanks to the eclectic architecture that characterizes it. Thus, some of the visitors see more similarities with Dubai, others, on the contrary, call it the "Paris of the East".
The fact that the new and the old coexist in complete harmony, ancient centuries-old buildings and modern sky scraps friendly dividing the urban space, can only be an advantage for the tourist destination, Baku.
For a quick start in local culture, the museums of the capital, such as the Art Museum, the Carpet Museum or the History Museum, are available for you with impressive collections. One of the main attractions is Shirvanshah Palace, an impressive building dating back to the 15th-16th centuries. Those who wish to enjoy the city seen from above will have to "assault" the Virgin Tower, from where the impressive view takes the viewer's breath away.
After getting back on the ground and maybe after a tiring race in the city's shopping area, give yourself some peace and spend some moments in Fountain Square by the side of the locals. This is also an experience.