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• Old city
• Primorsky Boulevard
• Mountainous Park (view of Baku from a height)
Paired fortress gates (Gosha Gala), (Old City of Baku)
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Group tour: 09:30
Private tour: 09:00 – 12:00
Here there is a heightened interest, In recent years; the tourism industry drew the attention of Azerbaijan’s rich culture, friendly people and very luxurious industries and hospitality. Baku is an incredible place for travelers who are looking for something new and interesting. If you read this far, then, you probably, given the visit to the city of Baku. This information will give you an idea of the city and the atom that awaits you a tour of the city of Baku.
The fortress walls (Qala divarları) are fortress walls and towers surrounding the medieval Old Baku city – Icheri Sheher. The city of Baku, as illustrated by travelers and photographs of the late XIX century, was once surrounded by two rows of walls. Of these, only one high stone wall with several gates has survived to this day. These gates during the time of Shah Abbas I and later were repeatedly restored.
The fortress wall of the city is equipped with towers, loopholes, banquets and machine-guns, and served as a reliable defense of the city. The length of the fortress walls today is 500 m, although in the Middle Ages it was 1500 m. The width of the walls is 3.5 m, the height is 8-10 m.
The handsome Baku seaside boulevard for 16 kilometers stretches along the picturesque coast of the Caspian Sea. Baku residents joke that if you’ve been here, you can not look at the city any more – and so you’ll go home oversaturated with impressions. As well as it is necessary to any self-respecting promenade, the Baku seaside boulevard boasts more than a hundred-year history (the first vacationers stroll here as much in 1909!) And a mass of attractions and entertainments “along the length,” including a magnificent light-and-light fountain, designed to plug into the belt of the Emirate “Fellow”, a Ferris wheel, the central square “Azneft”, a children’s theater, an amusement park and much more. In short, at any time of day the seaside boulevard of Baku blooms, smells sweet and calls guests to enjoy the joys of life.
The idea of landscaping of the Baku embankment appeared at the end of the 19th century, but the first steps in this direction were taken only in 1909. The city mayor allocated a considerable amount of money for those times – about 600 thousand pre-revolutionary rubles – and attracted the construction of the best architects and engineers. They cleared the territory, broke flower beds and flower gardens and built a summer bath. Throughout the 20th century, the Baku seaside boulevard was lengthening, but depended heavily on the level of the Caspian, which repeatedly blurred and flooded the promenade. In 1998, it received the status of a national park, and in 2007 large-scale reconstruction works began here – and the boulevard blossomed with fountains, recreation areas, an amusement park and a mass of cafes and restaurants.
Baku Mountain Park is the highest point of the capital of Azerbaijan, from where a beautiful panorama of the city and the bay opens. Here, in order to see Baku from a bird’s flight, as well as just stroll, often come themselves Baku residents and tourists.
You can get here by cable car in 7-8 minutes from the level of the boulevard, or climbing the endless stone stairs. But it’s best to start right from the top – from the square where the Parliament of Azerbaijan, the Alley of martyrs and the world-famous modern symbols of Baku Flame towers are located. You can arrive here either by public transport or by taxi.
Initially, as early as the beginning of the 20th century, the Nagorny Park was called English, since English soldiers who had arrived in Baku after the Russian emperor’s overthrow were buried there. But in 1939 it was renamed in honor of the Soviet politician Sergei Kirov, and here was installed its large-scale monument. Attractions, a dance floor, a cafe and a restaurant and even a library were opened. After the collapse of the USSR, in the nineties of the last century, the monument to Kirov was dismantled, and the park began to be called Nagorny.
The last large-scale reconstruction of the Nagorny Park was carried out in 2011-2013, and this part of the capital acquired a special beauty. New paths and paths are laid in the park, a new waterfall complex is built. Landscaping work was carried out, during which old trees were preserved and new ornamental plants were planted. The modern lighting system makes the park at night even more beautiful.
Guests of Baku who arrive at the European Games can visit and get to know this beautiful corner of the capital.
The European games, which will be held in Baku from 12 to 28 June 2015, are the first in the history of the European continent. In total, 20 sports competitions will be held in Baku: 16 in Olympic sports and four in non-Olympic sports.