Baku is a capital of Azerbaijan and it is a largest city in Caspian sea with a total population of 2,374,000. Baku is a wonderful city on the shore of Caspian sea where many popular historical places and buildings situated. It usually takes two days to see the historical places surroundings of Baku city. A huge number of tourists visit in Baku to see these historical places. Below are the list of best historical places in Baku that you should visit one time. The list include the names such as Shirvanshah’s Palace, Maiden Tower, History Museum, Heydar Aliyen center, Ateshgah Temple with detail information.
Best Historical Places to Visit in Baku List
1. Gobustan National Park
Gobustan National Park:
2. Shirvanshahs Palace
Shirvanshahs is a 15th century palace which is established by Shirvanshahs. The palace is located in Inner City of Baku, Azerbaijan and, together with the Maiden Tower. This is very oldest monument of Baku city and a tourist attraction place. The palace is depicted on the obverse of the Azerbaijani 10,000 manat banknote of 1994-2006 and of the 10 new manat banknote issued since 2006.
3. Maiden Tower
Maiden Tower is longest and and beautiful monuments which is established in 12th century. The monument has completely a mysterious look, which makes it outstanding among other building of Baku. The tower also have a museum which presents the history of Baku city. The Maiden tower is the world famous and Legendary place in city. The height of this tower is 29.5 m (97 ft).
4. History Museum
The National Museum of History of Azerbaijan is a largest museum in Baku city, it was founded in 1920. The History museum opened for visitors from 1921. This museum is divided into three sections, first section covers prehistoric and medieval objects varying from ancient coins, wears, military objects to human bones and tombs, second section covers history of famous people of Azerbaijan and third section covers mansion of Taghiyev family.
5. Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center is beautiful building in Baku with 74 m (243 ft). This building is designed by Zaha Hadid architect and it is noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles. The construction of Heydar Aliyev Center started in 2007 and the building completed on 10th May 2012. The building also have a conference hall, museum and gallery hall at the center.
Heydar Aliyev Center:
6. Ateshgah of Baku
Ateshgah of Baku is also known as Fire temple which was built is 18th century. The temple is located 30 KM away from the city center in Surakhany district. This temple was built on Persian and Indian inscriptions which used by Hindu, Sikh and Zoroastrian for worship. The Ateshgah temple was turned into a a museum in 1975 and the annual number of visitors in museum is 15,000.
Ateshgah of Baku:
7. Martyrs’ Lane
8. Baku Boulevard