Azerbaijan is a beautiful country full of historic attractions and rich old traditions that will leave you in awe. Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan on the coast of the Caspian Sea. Baku is a fast-growing megapolis with sparkling skyscrapers and uncommon architectural monuments. These are our top picks of attractions not to miss on your visit to Baku.

Baku Funicular

The funicular is basically a cliff railway connecting the Martyrs' Lane and Neftchilar Avenue that are Baku’s two landmarks of major importance. Views from the top begin with Icheri Sheher and the Old City in the close distance and the new towers towards the skyline. Taking a funicular ride is a must-do for a holiday in Baku owing to the fact that it is Azerbaijan’s first and only funicular system. Featuring a maximal speed of 8.2 feet per second, the funicular stretches over a length of 455 meters.

The Caspian Sea Cruise

A real sea-voyage by pleasure-boat along the Baku Bay is a topmost thing to do with your family for a Baku holiday. The terminal lies in the centre of Baku Boulevard, which itself is a picturesque view. Cruises go into the bay for approximately one hour and the highlights of this trip are the glowing Flame Towers and the sparkling city of Baku. There is no better way to see the evening skyline than going for a Caspian Sea Cruise.

Little Venice 

“Little Venice” in Baku Boulevard is a small town of 10.000 square metre with two large towns and many small islands, connected by decorated stone bridges. You can travel in the channels full of still and clean water in gondolas. As this is nearby the Caspian seashore the town gives a feel of the real Venice. The feeling of drifting in a gondola with your loved ones, next to the Caspian Sea, is very relaxing.

Heydar Aliyev Center

This is one of Baku’s most iconic pieces of architecture which is modernist, innovative and truly impressive. You will love to see the way, the structure pleat in on itself, leaving no sharp angles but with waves of undulation.

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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