Autumn in Azerbaijan
Calm, sunny days, warm sea and summer-green forests, parks and gardens which begin to change their colors in late October - a real pleasure to spend autumn in Azerbaijan! Staying here will be filled with beautiful experiences without worrying about the weather often interfering the program of staying the tourists in other countries.
Autumn in Azerbaijan - what could be more tempting for fans of generous gifts of nature! In place of the figs, watermelon, walnut, walnuts, quince come persimmons and pomegranates. This is the time of ripen of amazing and taste fruits with red succulent seeds that reach pound weight. It is no coincidence that in October Goychay region of the country holds a bright Holiday of Pomegranate – it is a real festival and fair which attracts many foreign tourists. Green wine - grape, pomegranate, raspberry, cherry and strawberry - aptly complements fish dishes which are prepared in autumn at reputable restaurants and roadside cafes, where there is always a comfortable place for a passing traveler. Fresh jam made of local fruits and berries are popular among all visitors of Azerbaijani tea house.
In late September, beloved Baku Boulevard is magically shining. Here, several significant events are celebrated in the National Seashore Park.
On September 20, Azerbaijan celebrates Day of oil workers and signing of well-known “Contract of the Century”, the number of participants of which today is 34 companies from different countries.
On September 27 - at the World Day of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism often holds interesting events. So at different times on this day concerts, exhibitions of works by artists of national art, gift drawings, folk festivals, etc. were organized.
In autumn the capital holds annually Baku International Jazz Festival which involves the most famous artists around the world. Many foreign jazz stars come here and demonstrate publicly their talent along with Azerbaijani musicians. The festival concerts are held at the Baku Jazz Centre, the International Centre of Mugham, Heydar Aliyev Palace in Baku Philharmonic. The official site of the festival - www.bjf.az
Visiting Baku in autumn is a great chance to get acquainted with the theatres and museums of Baku. Visiting the Museum Centre of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Museum of History, Museum of Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami, Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, Miniature books, the National Museum of Art, of course, will deliver no less positive than familiarity with a variety of theatres of Baku. Among them are unique in architecture, history and repertoire - the Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre, Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatre, Azerbaijan State Musical Comedy Theatre and many others.
Many foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for the first time in September-October are interested in visiting historical sites of the country covered with glory of millennial secrets. One of the tourist routes will lead you to the unique place - Beshbarmag mountain, where, according to the legend, the saint Hyzr opened the source of immortality. No less exciting and informative the tours to Khinalig village, Guba which is famous for its unique traditions and culture, or trip to the fortress Chirag Gala (IV-V centuries.) near the village of Gala-alty, called “lamp”, etc.
And the fans of hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms, medicinal plants can visit the picturesque woodlands which are rich with their quiet lakes, streams and protected medicinal groves where the trophy will please the most demanding traveler.