Top Facts about Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, a former Soviet republic bounded by the great Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea.
This low-lying city is less known to most of the travelers but gained more popularity after hosting the finals of Europa league cup.
This final between Arsenal and Chelsea Fc took place in Olympic Stadium, one of the World’s standard stadiums to host great events of this kind.
Leaving alone the Stadium, turning to the city, Baku has a lot to marvel for all travelers of different interests.
It’s famed for its medieval walled old city which is home to the most iconic spots such the Shirvanshahs Palace, and the stone Maiden tower.
If you are not after history, but you fancy the modern styled art and grandeur, then you are awaited by the Zaha Hadid designed Heydar Aliyev centre along with the night illuminated Flame Towers.
Arriving at Baku International Airport, there is a lot to keep you busy for your days in the city.
Best options of immersing this ever praised charm include walking around the old city, take a cable car up to the mountain base for sweeping views of the flame towers or stroll along the Caspian Sea.
With its range of historical sites, welcoming locals, mouthwatering cuisine and sparkling cityscapes, Baku is a place to have an adventure like no other.