Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the largest city in the Caucasus and one of the most beautiful cities globally, filled with secrets and mysteries that pique the curiosity of travellers. Centuries ago, the first settlers made their homes on this fertile Caspian Sea shore, on the border of Asia and Europe. Over time, Baku has provided warmth and shelter to thousands of weary travelers. Its caravanserais became homes to numerous traders who bolstered the city's prosperity. Despite historical conquests and feuds, the city has only grown more majestic.
From fortress to metropolis
Baku's flourishing was amplified after the discovery of oil. The city evolved into a progressive cultural center of the East: in 1900, it founded the first school for Muslim girls in the Muslim East; in 1908, the first Opera and Ballet Theatre opened its doors, performing the first opera of the entire Islamic world, "Leyli and Majnun". In the mid-20th century, Baku launched the first electric train in the USSR and commissioned the first subway among all Muslim cities in the world.
Oil as a basis for growth
History and modernity
Modern Baku is a place where contemporary architecture seamlessly blends with centuries-old history. The capital of Azerbaijan has long been at the epicenter of large-scale international events, including Eurovision, the First European Games, Formula 1 races, the UEFA Cup final, and many others. Touch ancient monuments and feel the rhythm of a modern metropolis! Visiting Baku offers an incredible journey through time, making you feel a part of its grand history.