The contrast between cosmopolitan Baku and the rest of Azerbaijan is startling. Developing at an astonishing rate, Baku is a true oil-boom city where sleek cars glide past gleaming skyscrapers, mansions built by oil magnates and Soviet-era architecture.
The city is not without a sense of history, however, and is home to a beautifully preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-listed, walled old city. This ancient quarter, with its labyrinthine passageways and old stone buildings, is an evocative reminder of a long and fascinating past that stretches all the way back to the Palaeolithic period , encompassing Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman and Russian empires to name a few, yet is still a thriving hub of activity today.
Glimmering landmarks such as the iconic Qiz Qalasi Tower and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs brilliantly evoke Azerbaijan's dynastic past.
All our Baku city break prices include 4 nights accommodation with breakfast, return flights in economy class and all airport taxes.
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