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Top Things to Do in Baku

Things to Do in Baku

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  • uliaali
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    Definitely a bucket list place for any traveler who admires architecture! Zaha Hadid created an incredible building. The building hosts an array of cultural events, but they also have permanent exhibition worth checking out. Will be back again!
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Dear Bear Channel
    Konstanz, Germany18 contributions
    Azerbaijan, Baku, is beautiful country. U can go back in Time Machine & feel the old vibes. Be careful from taxi, drivers. They do it with foreigners scam. They will be ask you first 5 manat then later they will be charge you 7or 8 manat. Freely you ask me for any questions.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • cjschreiner
    Chandler, AZ1,999 contributions
    I read a couple reviews of this and notice how some people said a smell of oil from the Caspian Sea could be noticed here. For me that wasn’t true at all. Great place to relax and take a nice stroll and people watch
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • NaMakani
    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii2,551 contributions
    My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights in early May, ‘22, and we enjoyed it very much. The first four nights were at the beginning of our visit to the Caucasus region, followed by another night about a week later before we flew to Georgia. The Fairmont Flame Towers is an excellent hotel and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    The hotel is located in one of the three towers of the Flame, an architectural masterpiece set on the hill above the historic quarter and the seaside promenade. Although it is somewhat removed from the central area, it is an easy walk to the nearby fununcular that ends near the carpet museum and the edge of the historic area. We found it was also easy and inexpensive to use Bolt or Uber to get to the hotel and to other places of interest.

    The hotel is visually striking both inside and out. The soaring lobby has comfortable sitting areas and a bar/restaurant off to one side where breakfast was served. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, for example in assisting us to correct a problem with making international calls on our mobile phone, and directing us to the finuncular. The breakfast buffet was extensive, varied, and excellent in quality.

    Our first room (1205) was on the 12th floor and the other (2006) was on the 2nd , both of them classified as “city view” rooms. The views are naturally better on higher floors, but even on the 2nd floor it was enjoyable. The layout of both rooms was similar, both spacious and attractively decorated. There was a very comfortable king-sized bed, with built-in night stands on both sides that oddly enough didn’t have outlets. There was a desk, dresser, closet with safe and lots of storage, an upholstered reading chair and divan. The mini-bar area had a very good single-cup coffee maker. The large bathroom had a separate area for the toilet, a large 2-headed shower and tub, and lots of counterspace. About the only negatives to either room beside the lack of outlets near the bed was that an automatically activated light in the bathroom was overly sensitive and went on incoveniently and rather brightly. As far as we could tell there was no way to de-activate it. Hardly a deal-breaker, though.

    We made use of the excellent spa facilities, which included sauna and steam rooms, large swimming pool and hot pools, workout facilities, etc.

    We recommend the Flame very highly.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Aaron Pearse
    Liverpool, UK3 contributions
    Incredibly interesting place to visit unlike any other museum I have been to. The amount of information about the history of carpets was fascinating and the top floor has some particularly stunning pieces.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • nadi O o
    Israel1,191 contributions
    This is the place to meet the locals. It is such a lively place mainly on weekend when dozens of thousands are strolling around and in the nearby pedestrian street. The locals are nice, polite, hospitable and easy going. The fountains are nice as well but for me the human side was more impressive,
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • RafiqueMultan
    Multan, Pakistan99 contributions
    The Highland park is located on the highest point of Baku. From the terrace, you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the city and Caspean sea. If you are visiting Baku, never miss it. For the first time visitors, there is catch on how to get there. Are you fit and healthy to do 200 meters of stairs? Mostly not. There are two ways to get there. First, get a taxi and ask him to drop you near flame towers or Martyer mosque ( also knows as Turkish mosque). You can walk easily through Martyrs Line to the terrace of Highland park for breathtaking view of city. The second way to get there is from Baku boulevard. If you are fit and healthy, do stairs to get to the top Or use funicular from the Baku boulevard to get to the top. Nice restaurant on the top. Very convenient places to shoot photos with background of flame towers.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • RafiqueMultan
    Multan, Pakistan99 contributions
    If you love the history of the country you are vising, then Ateshgah - fire temple is not to be missed. The pentagonal building used to be the place of worship for Zoorastrians, Hindus and Sikhs in the history. It symbolises the religious harmony and cultures in the past. It is said, the natural gas reserves below found place to come to surface and fire started. Now the fire is lit artificially by continuous supply through pipes in the altar in the centre of this building. At places, there are inscriptions in Sanskrit and Punjabi. There are cells in the building which were used for preaching, worshipping, tortures. It's located approximately 30 km from Baku. You will enjoy visiting this place if you read about it briefly before your intended visit
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Stefy R
    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
    We had a family trip to Baku and visited the high land park. A very beautiful place and got a ariel view of the caspian sea and the city. Beautiful view of the flame towers and lovely pictures also. A very serene place with a memorial.
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • busybee2775
    Brooklyn, NY131 contributions
    I have not visited it in almost 40 years so don't recall well if a lot more has been done in the museum but was nice to ascend the tower with each floor telling the continuation of the story. I still refer the fairytale of the maiden who leaped to her death for love than it just being a watch tower. The architecture outside is just stunning and the view from the top is great.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • nadi O o
    Israel1,191 contributions
    One of the most WOW places in Baku, mainly at night. We were there in the evening when the lights were on. I would have given both the architect and the lights engineer an international prize for their amazing project,
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • SaeedOmani
    Saudi Arabia203 contributions
    The place is still standing high, physically and geographically at the top. I had been there at that place three years ago. I found it last time and this time remain great with many visitors.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • Khayal Charkaz
    Baku, Azerbaijan29 contributions
    One of the most attractive and extraordinary places in the heart of the Inner city. Of course paintings, masterpieces of Mr. Ali are wonderful!
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • Lee Anne
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    Cafècity for breakfast is highly recommended.
    The food is delicious, the staff is friendly.
    The vibe is just so amazing.
    Feel good food for sure.

    Will definitely be back tomorrow Insh Allah.” And the day after.

    Thank you Orxan for looking after me and being so friendly and professional.

    It was nice meeting you.
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Nikhil P
    Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
    This is one of the attractions which is worth visiting during the night time. Baku is a windy city so the speed of the Ferris wheel is very slow but the beauty around the place will keep you mesmerized and you won’t realize when the ride gets over. One can have breathe taking view of iconic flaming towers from here.
    Written 27 February 2020
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