Icheri Sheher (Old City)
Icheri Sheher, commonly called the "Tenement District" by locals, is a region that visitors should include in their list of places to see in Baku because it is home to countless historical structures. After being added to the UNESCO World Historic List in 2000, the Old City, which has been inhabited since the Paleolithic period, was designated as an endangered world heritage site in 2003. There are around fifty ancient structures to examine in Old Town.
The Shirvanshah's Palace (The Pearl of Azerbaijan)
The Shirvanshahs' Palace is a vast historical relic that includes beautiful mausoleums, gran stone pavilions, intricate stone carvings, and mosque towers. There is also a bathhouse. All of these are proof of the Shirvanshah dynasty's existence in the 15th century, and the gorgeous palace still stands towering and majestic, if a little dusty and slightly faded with age, rising and noticeable from afar. An hour spent roaming its grand staircases and terraces, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, would be like stepping back in time.
Fountain Square (The City’s Heart)
All individuals who gather at her steps are immediately calmed by this location, which is made up of numerous fountains scattered throughout the main square. Large-scale public events, cultural celebrations, and outdoor activities are also held there. After roaming about and admiring the beauty of the Fountain "Balls" at night or the reflection of the setting sun off the fountain at the Governor's Garden, it is simple to understand why. Among the contemporary passages and artistic cobblestone lanes are flourishes from Soviet rule, Mediterranean influences, Persian and Balkan relics, and Arabian palm palms, creating a really diverse cultural experience.
Gobustan National Park (A Marvel of Nature)
Baku has been gifted with a rich past, vibrant culture, and a stunning desert landscape. It should come as no surprise that the Gobustan National Park, also known as the Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Topography, has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of its historical significance and unique terrain. There are more than 6,000 petroglyphs carved onto the rock walls, and they date back at least 10,000 years. Its steep hills and deep ravines are an adventure in and of themselves, as is exploring them.
Heydar Aliyev Center (Modern Curves)
Both visitors and locals like visiting the Heydar Aliyev Center, which was built by the late, exceptional British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. There is an auditorium, a gallery, and a museum there. Its flowing and fluid design is evidence of Baku's rapid modernization and economic development.