Baku | History to Modernity
Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Baku is a city that is marked with history and culture, blended with a modern lifestyle. The structural design of this commercial hub of Azerbaijan is a mixture of medieval Islamic styles, European facades, and modern constructions.
Experience a walk in history when visiting the Old City, also called The Walled City of Baku. A stroll outside these walls will take you to a classic European setting, merging with the modern establishments. An evening to enjoy is to saunter with the crowd through Nizami Street to The Fountain Square. This wide pedestrian street is lined with hotels, apartments, restaurants, and shopping areas in an old-fashioned European impression. It is situated beside the Fountain Square, a back-to-back walk from concrete to park.
A trip to Baku is never complete without seeing the famed Flame Towers, a prominent figure on the Baku skyline. The three flames represent the three sites of the eternal flames in Azerbaijan. What enriches the stay is the welcoming manner provided by the staff of Fairmont Hotel, Baku. Telequlle Restaurant, a restaurant that rotates 360 degrees in an hour allows a picturesque view of Baku. The Upland Park is another place to enjoy a panoramic view of the city along the Caspian Sea. Connected to the park is the Martyr’s Lane, a memorial for the fallen heroes of the Black January 1990, which is well-maintained by the locals.
Luxury Explorers appreciates the hospitality and the relaxed lifestyle shared by the locals in Baku. It has been interesting to explore the culture and transformation of Baku in a walk through history to modernity.