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Baku: The Harmony of East and West

2 to 3 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

This spectacular tour is made up of three parts and will first show you examples of medieval architecture in Baku from the 12th century, followed by more recent architectural developments.

The excursion will begin by the entrance gates to Gosha Gala Gapisi in the Old City. The Old City is a UNESCO world-heritage listed site and is almost an open-air museum with many sights to see.

After that, you will get to see some of the 19th and 20th-Century buildings in the city, which are mainly linked to the oil boom and the history of the Russian Empire. The final part of the tour discusses the Soviet occupation of Azerbaijan and life in Baku today. All the key parts in the old city will be covered during the Baku tour, such as the Maiden Tower, Juma Mosque, and Shirvansah's Palace.
Baku: The Harmony of East and West
  • What is included/excluded

    Private transportation

    Excluded
    Landing and facility fees
    Entry/Admission - Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
  • Departure & Return

    Aziz Aliyev Street, Əziz Əliyev küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan
    10:00 AM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan

    The Heydar Aliyev Center 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 Republic from October 1993 to October 2003.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Stroller accessible
    Near public transportation
    Infants must sit on laps
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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