Visiting Baku for the very first time, you expect to see sparkles of glamour, chic and style, because the East is tricky, and don’t forget that country has oil.
But having arrived to the capital of Azerbaijan, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, because Baku is a very special city, where everything is done tastefully.
On the one hand – the sea, boulevards, fountains, greenery and parks.
On the other hand – this is an old city, which has been preserved in its original form. Medieval stone jungle and courtyards, where you can easily get lost.
On the third hand – there is a large number of modern and very stylish buildings (International Airport, Center for Contemporary Art) and the most top-top-top hotels – Jumeirah, Fairmont Flame Towers, Four Seasons, Hilton, Marriott – and this is not a complete list of 5 * hotels.
Baku is a city where the old coexists with high-tech and there is nothing that reminds you of the Soviet era.
Moreover, if Baku used to be called the “Paris of the East”, now the capital of Azerbaijan called “Caucasian Dubai.” These cities are united not only by the presence of oil, but also by modern and fascinating skyscrapers.
Baku manages to acquire the appearance of Art Nouveau and save the heritage of antiquity at the same time. Ultramodern and stylish architecture blends with medieval buildings.
Baku is the eastern city with its special coloring, where you need to bargain at the bustling market, where you can buy a handmade woven carpet in the old city center, and enjoy traditional Azerbaijan dishes prepared according to recipes handed down from generation to generation .
Old Town of Baku is very reminiscent of a small town in Italy. The same narrow streets, underwear hanging out of the windows. In addition, the old city is known for the fact that the comedy “The Diamond Arm” has been shot right there. It turns out the director planned to shoot the movie in the city of Lecce, Apulia, Italy, but since it was too far away to fly, it was decided to make the film in Baku.
Surprisingly, in this city, which skillfully combines modern and old-fashioned, you can spend the evening in Bentley’s trendy bar, which is located at the Four Season Hotel and then to admire the futuristic skyscrapers of Fame Towers.
Besides Baku, Azerbaijan may surprise you with its diverse nature of 9 different climatic zones.