Baku City Card – The official Baku Card
BakuCard is the official pass that unlocks Azerbaijan’s vibrant capital making the spectacular city even more appealing for visitors. BakuCard includes free public transport, entry tickets for selected city museums and attractions, plus discounts and special offers at shops, cafes, restaurants and much more.
- Free city-wide public transport on metro and bus networks
- Free entry or discounts to selected city museums and tourist attractions.
- Discounts and special offers at shops, cafes, restaurants and more
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Baku City Tour hop-on hop-off bus is the most convenient and the fastest way to explore all the attractions of the city with 24 hours valid ticket. Audio-guide available in 8 languages: Azerbaijani, Russian, English, German, French, Persian, Italian and Japanese. Earphones for audio-guide, city map displaying route of excursion and all other interesting attractions of Baku included. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops for sightseeing then hop back again when the next bus comes along. Buses operate every 1 hour. There is an opportunity for taking pictures when you don’t hop off as bus stops for 2-3 minutes at each station.
One of the world’s only still-burning fire temples, Ateshgah – The Temple of Eternal Fire – has been a religious site revered by Hindus and Zoroastrians from around the first century AD, or even earlier. Flames still burn in its magical central hearth-altar which was rebuilt in the 17th-18th century with side flues and sone inscriptions. That’s set in a fortified pentagonal courtyard around which former pilgrim cells are built into the impressively fortified surrounding walls, now forming a fascinating museum. The complex is located 30 km from Baku on the outskirts of Surakhani, an overgrown village of the Absheron Peninsula. Ateshgah tours commonly make an additional visit to Yanardagh, another curious fire phenomenon where burning natural gas blazes continuously on a hillside near Digah. No wonder Azerbaijan has become known as the “Land of Fire”. Practical information: Official group tours organized by Baku Tourism Information Center Duration: 4h Departures: every day at 11:00 and 15:00 Tour includes: Transport Entrance ticket to the reserves Fast-track entrance Tour guide service Bottled water
The temple of fire worshippers Ateshgah, located on the Absheron peninsula on the outskirts of Surakhani village, 30 km from the centre of Baku, was revered in different times by Zoroastrians, Hindus and Sikhs. The current constructions of the temple date back to the XVII century. As a result of excavations, far more ancient artifacts were discovered here. The pentagonal complex has an open courtyard with temple-altar in the center which was the place of pilgrimage for worshippers. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Ateshgah was declared a State historical-architectural reserve. This open-air museum has been recently restored and different workshops and souvenir galleries are open for the visitors of the temple.
Azerbaijan has been historically known as the Land of Fire because of its rich oil and gas resources. The natural fire that have been blazing in various parts of the country for millennia have greatly influenced the beliefs and traditions of the local people and has been celebrated in works of literature and art. An example of this natural phenomenon is found 25 kilometres from Baku, in a place known as Yanardagh located in the village of Mahammadli. The natural gas that seeps onto the surface gives this mountain (whose name translates as ‘burning mountain’) its famous ‘burning’ look. In order to protect Yanardagh and attract tourists here, this area was declared a historical, cultural and natural reserve in 2007. Today Yanardagh reserve is a favourite destination for tourists visiting the country. The mountain appears to be covered in tongues of flame from its foot to its peak, resembling red tulips. At first, such an unusual sight may give a strange impression, but this feeling turns into fascination upon watching the fi re majestically seep out of the mountain core.
United Colors of Benetton is a global brand, and one of the most well known in the world, United Colors of Benetton has an international style that combines color, quality and fashion. Each season the womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and underwear collections offer a total look for everyday, for work and for leisure, in the city and outdoors.
Restaurant L’Avenue is a gastronomic place on New Boulevard, near the State Flag Square. The restaurant was opened in 2018. It resembles a beautiful garden which is buried in greenery, coolness and sunlight. Chef Arthur Martsen has created a gastronomic menu, which is designed to please the experienced gourmets and devoted fans of French cuisine. Fresh oysters and shrimps straight from Europe, traditional desserts, rechanged by a confectioner’s team, unique cocktails and, of course, wine – the list of things you will enjoy in this restaurant. Sommelier Romans Daleckis was inspired by Nice and Paris – and developed a wine card. On weekends, musicians and DJs perform in L’Avenue. The restaurant is ready to welcome up to 260 guests at a time and opened everyday from 12:00 to 00:00.
BakuBus offers the the Express Line service with effects from 10 th of June. Fully accessible vehicles will be operating of 24 hour on a fixed route from Haydar Aliyev International Airport and the 28 May Metro Station. The shuttles will run every 30 minutes drives route from Airport Terminal 1 and 2 to the Garden Samad Vurgun with a stop at the metro station Koroglu.
Baku metro, which was put into operation on November 6, 1967 is the public urban transport system linking underground railway lines in Azerbaijan. The current metro lines of 36,63 km length, consist of 25 stations on 3 lines, an electrical depot and technological corps (building) where the administrative apparatus is located as well.
The main purpose of BakuBus is organizing transport service in accordance with international standards, to equip it with modern vehicles also ensuring security during the performance of passenger traffic.We provide affordable and reliable bus services, offering the highest level of comfort and safety. You can be assured of a great experience and overall satisfaction when you choose BakuBus. Our professional staff and our fleet of clean, comfortable, well maintained wheelchair accessible, buses enable us to provide you with the dependable, quality service you expect.
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F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race that has been held for the first time in 2017. It is held on the Baku City Circuit, a street circuit in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The first Formula One race at the circuit, in 2016, was named the European Grand Prix. The Baku City Circuit is a motor racing circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan constructed near Baku Boulevard. A lap of the circuit is 6.003 kilometres (3.730 mi), making it the second-longest circuit on the Formula One calendar. The fourth successive Formula 1 race to be staged on the streets of Azerbaijan’s capital city is taking place on the weekend of April 26th – 28th 2019. For more information on how to purchase tickets and plan your stay in Baku for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 please visit: www.bakucitycircuit.com
Azerbaijan Fashion Week
Azerbaijan Fashion Week take place each year in May and October. Within the 6 seasons period there were around 80 fashion shows of famous designers from France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia etc. The primary purpose of AFW is popularization of growing fashion industry in Azerbaijan and creating the opportunities for talented designers for demonstrating their works. The event has been attended by world fashion experts, as well as the buyers of retail chains and representatives of local and international publications.
2019 UEFA Europa League Final
The 2019 UEFA Europa League Final will be the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, the 48th season of Europe’s secondary club football tournament organized by UEFA, and the 10th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League. It will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019.