Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and its largest city, as well as an ancient city and a rich cultural centre. It is a meeting point between Europe and Asia, Western and Eastern culture, tradition and modernity.
The country has long enjoyed the glory of a modern Muslim community where a library, theatre and opera has been opened for the first time.
Contemporary Baku is a city with developed infrastructure and a large industrial centre increasingly becoming a symbol of daring and modern Eastern architecture.
Some of the most impressive architectural projects that create the futuristic look of the capital include:
Flame towers – some of the tallest skyscrapers in Baku with a height of 190 metres. The towers are completely covered with LED screens that display light and fire movements and astonish tourists even from the farthest parts of the world.
The Heydar Aliyev Centre is an impressive architectural composition that deservedly won the prestigious Design of the Year Award. The stunning building houses a museum, an auditorium and a spacious gallery.
The Crescent Hotel, the Full Moon Hotel, the Caspian Waterfront Mall, and the White City project are just part of the city's unique atmosphere.
There are direct flights from Sofia Airport to Baku every Tuesday.