Azerbaijan State Philarmonic Hall

The design for this oil-boom era masterpiece at the corner of Philharmonic Park is said to have been inspired by the Opera de Monte Carlo. It was built between 1910-1912 and originally served as a summer club for wealthy Baku residents, who attended for banquets, shows and other entertainment. In 1936, it was reorganized to house the Philharmonic Society that aimed to promote Azerbaijani classical and folk music and the following year it was named after the famous Azerbaijani composer Muslim Magomayev. The building reopened after renovations in 2004 and today continues to play a key role in advancing Azerbaijani classical and national music.

Istiglaliyyat str., Baku