Once an undiscovered treasure of the Caucasus region, straddled between Europe and Asia, the country of Azerbaijan has now prominently pinned itself on the tourist map. Due to its particular geographic location and a connection to deep and intriguing history, Azerbaijan is an authentic blend of the East and West, the modern and the ancient. While the major Azerbaijan attractions like the mud volcano, flaming mountains and the Flame Towers have earned the country a title of “Land of Fire”, on the other hand, the grand palaces, ancient mosques, plush seaside resorts and a skyline dotted with modern towers have made Azerbaijan a worth-visiting destination for the curious travellers.
For the past few years now, the Azerbaijan tourist attractions have been witnessing a sudden spike in traveller’s interest; thanks to all the glory of Baku, the hyper-modern capital city which has managed to keep all its ancient sites preserved (including the old walled city of Icheri Seher) while chugging fast forward towards modernity. Whether you are heading out to see the famed Flame Towers or Heydar Aliyev Center or just strolling through spice lanes at Teze Bazaar, shopping at the luxury brand stores or visiting the Museum of Contemporary art, you will be amazed by the wide portfolio of Places to visit in Baku.
If you are planning to go outside the main touristic trail, you’ll be amazed to see that there are several other Places to visit in Azerbaijan waiting to be discovered by the visitors.
Dare to step out of your comfort zone and visit Azerbaijan; you’ll be surprised to see how truly incredible the country is. If you are planning a tour anytime soon, read along to scribble down some of the handpicked Azerbaijan Tourist Places including the best of Baku attractions that are sure to make your trip worth every minute of travelling!
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Azerbaijan and Baku:
Philharmonic Fountain Park
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 24 hours
Coordinates: 40.36464 N, 49.832073 E
Baku Ferris Wheel
Baku Ferris Wheel also known as the Baku Eye and Devils Wheel is a ferris wheel on Baku Boulevard in the Seaside National Park of Baku capital of Azerbaijan.The wheel was built by the Dutch company Dutch Wheels. It was opened 10 March 2014 by Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and opened to the public two days later.
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.354717 N, 49.837585 E
Ateshgah - Fire Temple
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.41559 N, 50.008743 E
Phone: +994 12 452 44 07
The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City Baku Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs Palace dated to the 15th century it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property Category III. It is one of Azerbaijans most distinctive national emblems and..
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.3661 N, 49.8372 E
Phone: +994 12 492 32 61
Tufandag Mountain Resort
GABALA CABLE CAR (Tufandag) is a highlight of the city. Divided into three parts you can have an enjoyable experience with really nice views of the city. The cable car goes up to 1600-1900 meters. Gabala is 227 km far from Baku it takes 3 hours to reach in this land. Cable car takes you to the top of the mo..
Coordinates: 41.0058350 N, 47.8803240 E
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs and described by UNESCO as one of the pearls of Azerbaijans architecture. It is located in the Inner City of Baku Azerbaijan and together with the Maiden Tower forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monumen..
Visiting Hours: Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Coordinates: 40.3661111 N, 49.8336111 E
Phone: +994 12 492 10 73
National Flag Square
National Flag Square is a large city square off Neftchiler Avenue in Bayil Baku Azerbaijan. A flag measuring 70 by 35 metres flies on a pole 162 m high. The flagpole was confirmed as the worlds tallest by the Guinness Book of Records but was soon overtaken by the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan. Both flagpoles were built by the same American ..
Type: Large City Square
Coordinates: 40.3443 N, 49.8449 E
Phone: +994 55 650 38 59
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum is a cemetery located 15 km south to amax where three mausoleums from Yeddi Gumbaz group are still saved. Other mausoleums of the group are partly destroyed and are without cupola or walls. The mausoleum belongs to the beginning of the 18th century. This architectural monument was built for a family of Mustafa khan the last..
Coordinates: 40.6203 N, 48.6361 E
Burning Mountains or ‘Yanar Dag’ is located in Baku on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea. It is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea 25 KM northeast of the Baku city. The flames from the Yanardag jet out at least 3 meters into the air from a thin porous sandsto..
Visiting Hours: Mon - Thu 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Fri - Sat 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.501835 N, 49.891254 E
Phone: +994 12 340 45 47
Shamakhi is the ancient capital of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan.The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop tomajor political events throughout much of its two millennia ofexistence. The citys estimated population as of 2010 was 31704.
Coordinates: 40.6318731 N, 48.6363801 E
Juma Mosque of Shamakhi
Juma Mosque of Shamakhi or Juma Mosque of Shamakhi is a mosque in the city of Shamakhi Azerbaijan.
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.626804 N, 48.643806 E
Phone: +994 55 787 98 70
It is a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku, Azerbaijan, named after classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. The street runs through the city's downtown from west to east. It begins from Abdulla Shaig Street, in mountainous part of the city and ends at railroad bed on Sabit Orujov Street, near a monument to Shah Ismail Khatai in “Black Cit..
Coordinates: 40.3746896 N, 49.8465324 E
Baku Boulevard is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Bakus seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.
Coordinates: 40.36 N, 49.8371 E
Phone: +994 12 404 95 96
Ateshgah of Baku
The Baku Ateshgah often called the Fire Temple of Baku is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town a suburb in Baku Azerbaijan.
Coordinates: 40.415443 N, 50.00861 E
Phone: +994 12 452 44 07
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.512054 N, 50.167416 E
Phone: +994 12 310 44 99
Nohur Lake is a perfect place for those who love to bask in the sun under a nature’s magic. It is one of the best places to visit in Baku, Azerbaijan. Nohur Lake is located in Qabala district, which is a popular travel destination. Qabala district has some great attractions other than Nohur Lake but all the nature lovers find the lake the best plac..
Coordinates: 40.9595020 N, 47.8834087 E
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabala Shooting Club a favorite place for active leisure fans is an ideal place to hold large-scale sports competitions. The Grand Prix of the International Shooting named after Heydar Aliyev has been held here in 2014 and 2016 years. All the necessary conditions have been provided for the convenience of both guests and athletes at the complex. Cot..
Type: Artillery/Shooting Range
Coordinates: 41.0046583 N, 47.8013318 E
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Coordinates: 41.00168 N, 47.87678 E
Phone: +994 50 290 01 38
Heydar Aliyev Centre
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, awarded as the ‘Design of the Year’ in 2014, termed as one of the symbols of modern Baku. The cultural centre includes an auditorium, museum, exhibition halls and administrative offices. Developed in 2007 by architect Zaha Hadid, the opening took place in 2012. You have heard or seen some amazing architectures of the ..
Coordinates: 40.3958984 N, 49.8678151 E
You must see Flame Towers in Baku, the tallest skyscraper in Azerbaijan with a height of 620 ft. These are 3 buildings; south, east and west. There are apartments, offices and hotels in Flame towers. The facades of the three Flame Towers are turned into gigantic display screens with the use of more than 10,000 high-power LED luminaries. The Illumin..
Visiting Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.35944 N, 49.82667 E
Phone: +994 12 565 48 48
Sheki is a city in northwestern Azerbaijan in the rayon of the same name. Sheki is in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range 325 km from Baku. The population is 63000.
Coordinates: 41.1974753 N, 47.1571241 E
Khinalug, Khinalugh, or Khinalig is an ancient Caucasian village going back to the Caucasian Albanian period. It is located high up in the mountains of Quba Rayon, Azerbaijan. Khinalug is a picturesque mountain pass at an altitude of 2,000m. Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape.People have been continuously living in Khinalug for more than 5,0..
Coordinates: 41.1806515 N, 48.1273426 E
The Bibi-Heybat Mosque is a historical mosque in Baku Azerbaijan. The existing structure built in the 1990s is a recreation of the mosque with the same name built in the 13th century by Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II which was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936.
Coordinates: 40.30861 N, 49.82028 E
Phone: +994 12 581 45 25
Alley of Honor
The Alley of Honor is a public cemetery and memorial in Baku Azerbaijan. The Alley includes burials of famed Azerbaijanis and Azerbaijan-affiliated expatriates including several Presidents scientists and artists. There are 242 burials in total.
Visiting Hours: Mon Closed Tue - Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sat - Sun Closed
Coordinates: 40.36187 N, 49.82201 E
Heydar Aliyev Center
The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57500 m building complex in Baku Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing curved style that eschews sharp angles. The center is named after Heydar Aliyev the first secretary of Soviet Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982 and president of Azerbaijan Republi..
Visiting Hours: Mon - Fri 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Sat - Sun 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Coordinates: 40.39528 N, 49.86694 E
Phone: +994 12 505 60 01
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
In 1972, the first visitors could see the rare exhibits in the museum. Since beginning, the museum housed carpets and other Azerbaijani art. Today, there are more than 14,000 exhibits, including carpets, jewellery, clothing, embroidery, delicate glass pieces, wood and felt. Carpet Museum is one of the most popular Azerbaijan points of interest for ...
Bibi Heybat Mosque
Bibi-Heybat Mosque is a historical Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. It is also known as Mosque of Fatima locally. This is one of the prominent Islamic architecture in the country. Today it is considered as spiritual place for Muslims. The current structure of the mosque was built in 1990s which is a recreation of the mosque with the same name which was ...
Old City or Inner City
Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Old City once used to be the main gate...
Memory Alley “Shehidler Khiyabany”, Baku
This is a memorial park dedicated to the fallen soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the Russian Civilian War in 1918, Soviet Union’s violent crackdown on Baku in 1990, and the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Soak in panoramic views of Baku from the park. Thereafter, enjoy a walking tour which will help you to get acquainted with the history and ar...
Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referred to by the same name now. The name of the Fountains Square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout. The square is a public gathering place, especially after business hours and during the week...
Nizami Ganjavi Monument
The Monument to Nizami Ganjavi, a medieval Persian poet, is located in Baku in Nizami Square, on the intersection of Istiglaliyyat, Ahmad Javad, Azerbaijan and Islam Safarli streets. The monument is a 6 metered bronze statue installed on 9 metered octahedral pedestal. The pedestal is of red Labrador, and elements of Azerbaijani architecture of Niza...
Istiglaliyyat Street is an arterial road in the central uptown part of Baku, Azerbaijan. It begins at Gulustan Palace, located on the southern hillside part of Baku, and continues north, then northeast, terminating at the intersection of Aziz Aliyev and Mammad Amin Rasulzade Streets at the edge of Fountains Square
Baku City Karting Centre
Baku City Karting Centre has been opened in the Aquatics Palace with the support of Baku City Circuit Operations Company and Azerbaijan Automobile Federation. The main purpose of establishing this centre is the development and promotion of auto sport culture in Azerbaijan and training local drivers for the future Formula 1 races.
Little Venice - In 1960, at the very edge of the Baku Boulevard, the city authorities built an amazing complex of canals and islands and called it as ‘Venice of Baku.’ The whole territory, where three islands and several islets with trees are comfortably spread out, occupies an area of 10 thousand square meters. Little Venice is possibly the most r...
Monument to Richard Sorge
Richard Sorge was the hero of Soviet Union military intelligence . He is known as real James Bond of current time. Working as under cover before and during second world war he is most known for his service in Japan in 1940 and 1941, when he provided information about Adolf Hitler’s plan to attack the Soviet Union, although he did not succeed in fin...
Azerbaijan is known in the first place for mud volcanoes in the world. These volcanoes spread through Azerbaijan and local people call them “Yanardagh” (burning mountain), “gaynacha” (boiling water) and “bozdag” (grey mountain) alongside its geographical name - mud volcanoes. Eight islands in the Baku Archipelago are mud volcanoes by origination. B...
Hammams in Baku
If you feel cold, tired, lost or a dip in your enthuse in Baku, it is time to go to Hammam. The Hammam tradition in Baku is quite interesting. In old times Hammams used to be mainly a place for entertainment in the city. People with their family and friends used to gather here to relax in the warm atmosphere. Taking bath at Hammam was a tradition, ...
Azerbaijan is a beautiful country full of natural beauty. The country is gaining popularity as one of the best travel destinations in the world in recent times. And Pink Lake is one of such beautiful places in Azerbaijan that attracts many visitors. The Lake is said to be only among 8 Pink Lakes in the world. This makes the lake unique. The name of...
AF Mall is one of the most popular shopping centres in town with shops ranging from high street fashion brands to posh boutiques. It is located in the heart of the city just off the Torgovaya on Samed Vurgun St 34. This brand new mall has many trendy shops, summer lounge with tropic garden and pool on rooftop opening by the end of 2011.
Park Bulvar Shopping Mall
Park Bulvar is a multi-storey shopping mall located on Baku Boulevard, downtown Baku, Azerbaijan. The mall is located 5 minutes of walking distance from Sahil Metro station of Baku Subway and Government House of Baku. The building has all architectural attributes of the East and modern art of the West. This brand new mall has many trendy shops, a c...
Caravanserai literally means “palace for caravans” or “palace on a trade route”. In the Middle East and Central Asia it was often a place of rest, located in unpopulated areas, to house animals and people. All caravanserais were divided into two types: open and closed. Closed caravanserais were small fortresses to repel the attack in case of danger...
Petro Glyphs Museum in Gobustan National Park
The Petroglyph Museum is a museum in Gobustan, Azerbaijan. Gobustan National Park (Azerbaijani: Qobustan Milli Parki) officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge in Azerbaijan, mainly in the basin of Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsagat an...
Guba - Sakina Khanum Mosque
The mosque was built in 1840-1854 at the behest of Sakina Khanum, the wife of Abbasgulu Aga Bakikhanov, in order to perpetuate the memory of her husband. The nine-dome mosque building is 27 meters high. It was built of burnt red bricks and resembles a faceted cylinder. It is said that the mosque was built without the use of cement, and chicken eggs...
Gabala, two-thousand-year old the most ancient city of Azerbaijan, was for 600 years the capital of ancient Caucasian Albania. At first Gabala was a part of Shirvanshahs state and later Sheki khanate. The modern Gabala is located in Sheki - Zakatala area practically on the border of Dagestan and Georgia
Qala is a settlement and municipality in Baku, Azerbaijan. Qala has an open air Archeological and Ethnographic Museum. You can also find some camels, sheep and rabbits in the Museum. Next to it is a new build fortress from which you have a nice view of the city
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex was open to the public in 2012. It is located in the Azerbaijan's Greater Caucasus range, the site is located near Shahdag National Park, which is known for having an intact ecological system and an untouched flora and fauna. It is the first and largest ski resort in Azerbaijan