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Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, sits on the Caspian Sea, bridging the gap between Eastern Europe and West Asia. The medieval walled city, once a Persian capital, is home to the spectacular 15th-century Palace of the Shirvanshahs. However, the modern skyscrapers that fill the skyline remind you that this is a vibrant modern city, too.

Once part of the Soviet Union, Baku is now a thriving, dynamic and creative city. The oil boom in the 19th century has seen Baku grow from strength to strength. In recognition, it was appointed to host the Eurovision contest and more recently the Grand Prix of Europe.

Baku is changing at a rapid pace and is a perfect blend between the West and the East. Visitors can feast their eyes on the illuminated architecturally-rich buildings and pedestrianised streets packed with shops and boutiques. Today many modern towers have replaced the old dilapidated apartment blocks -- some true architectural strokes of genius. Here romance is in the air and the sight of young lovers on the promenade is a joy to behold. The city has a population of around 2.2 million who dream big for the future.

Whether you want to visit friends and family, enjoy a weekend away, or are travelling on business, fly to Baku with Jazeera Airways. Discover our convenient flight times, excellent service, and Low-Cost fares. Call Jazeera Airways on +965 22282040. or email: helpdesk@jazeeraairways.com to book your flights today.


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Tourist Attractions
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Getting Around

    Sirvanshah’s Palace
    Considered ‘a pearl’ of eastern architecture, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs is on practically every sight-seeing itinerary to the city. This was once the celebrated centre of power of north-eastern Azerbaijan’s ruling dynasty. A 15th century creation, it was later restored with additional museum items added. A surprising audio-visual show awaits you here.


    Maiden’s Tower
    Another must-see is the Maiden’s Tower, which reaches 29m up into Baku’s skyline. Climb it to enjoy beautiful views over the bay and old city. Although its origins date back many centuries, the existing construction is said to be from the 12th century or thereabouts. Maiden’s Tower is the English equivalent of its Azeri name, Qız Qalası as mentioned in some of the ancient tales. It’s the interior of the tower is what makes it so special though. Wait till you get inside!


    Naftalan Spa
    Ever had a bath in a tub filled with crude oil? Then this is your moment. It is part of a ritual that has been practiced by Azeris since the 6th Century BC and lays claim to curing a range of illnesses. The spa is a popular treatment amongst the oligarchs.


    Flame Towers
    These are clearly the signature structures of Baku’s famous skyline. The blue-hued glass skyscrapers make a statement of Baku’s new personality. The three towers range from 28 to 33 storeys and are a stunning sight at night. The interplay of cascading water, fire and the colours of the national flag is a dramatic show well worth filming.


    Little Venice
    These charming waterways along the Boulevard come as a total surprise. They resemble Venice with its arched bridges and ancient colonnades. Make sure you cruise along in a gondola while you take in the sights on the city. An unforgettable experience.



Essential Facts:


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Most nationalities require a visa to enter Baku. Getting one usually requires a letter of invitation from an agency. Check out Baku Travel Services (www.azerbaijan24.com). Or get a letter from a business or personal contact in Baku. It usually takes one to three weeks to process. Some embassies and consulates grant visas without invitation. The other option is an e-visa which lets you apply for a visa without visiting an embassy. For more information visit: http://caravanistan.com/visa/azerbaijan/.


Other Facilities

Bankomats (or ATMs) are available all over the city, mainly in downtown and metro stations exits and there are banks and exchange facilities in convenient locations. ATMs also act as recharge outlets if you have a mobile phone fitted with a Bakcell or Azercell sim card.


You’ll find internet cafes or “klubs" throughout Baku and recently a public wi-fi initiative was launched in central areas. Several free English-language newspapers can be bought at most restaurants and hotels.


As for accommodation there are several cheap backpacker rooms available in private apartments and some hotels offer beds in shared rooms at budget prices.


Most foreign embassies, consulates or Diplomatic missions are in Baku. Key emergency contact numbers are: Ambulance103, Fire: 101, Police: 102.