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What to see and where to live in Baku
Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan. It is also its largest port and a center of education with universities at the same time. It lies on the Absheron peninsula on the coast of the Caspian Sea. There are many refineries, oil fields, and most of Azerbaijan's industry in the neighborhood. It is an architectural mix of Paris and Dubai with many socialist elements in the background.
The name Baku is an old Persian name and means either a city where the wind blows or the mountain of God. The first mention of Baku can be found back in 885. Meaning the capital acquired in the 12th century, when it became the center of the country after the city was destroyed by an earthquake Semak. Today Baku is a modern metropolis with luxury shops, bustling boulevards and beautiful parks.
Summers are hot and humid. Winters are relatively mild, but still cold, wet and windy, so you better bring your jackets and coats with you. Tourists are recommended to visit in spring and autumn. Baku is most beautiful between April and June, and then in October.
The center of the metropolis is the Old Town, which is a fortress at the same tiem. Its mighty walls aroused esteem from the outside defying ocean waves and inside the walls are submerged into the ground. Perhaps because it is a symbol of independence. It is a part of the UNESCO along with medieval palace of the shirvanshahs and mysterious Maiden Tower, built sometime between the 7th and 12th century. Another attraction is the Temple of eternal fire Ateshgah in the Suraxani district. There is the Hindu temple of fire worshipers, which is nowadays a museum in the middle of the complex. Before it was discovered that behind the mysterious flames are natural gas deposits, the place was sacred. In the private museum you can see the largest collection of miniature books in the world.
If you are already convinced to visit this picturesque town, full of historical monuments, let's talk about choosing a hotel in Baku. We recommend to thoroughly study the city map for better orientation as to know where they are most famous historical monuments and places.
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