Mixture between old and new!
Are you looking for a new hotspot to explore? Why not try Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan? The city has a myriad of architectural gems to offer though one has to admit the dreary Soviet building style leaves a shadowy mark. On the other hand, few cities undergo the rapid metamorphosis Baku has witnessed in its recent past. The old town, where time has stood still, stands in sharp contrast to the suburbs where trendy boutiques pop up like mushrooms.
As the largest city in the Caucasian region, Baku is a beacon of progress that encourages entrepreneurship and oozes with charm. Just like many port cities around the world Baku tends to be a trendsetter. A city that unites East and West, where the future is being shaped by the ideas and dreams of its youth and every new today brings new opportunities.
The Maiden Tower is a must on your to-do list. This magnificent World Heritage site has a fine legend associated with it as well. The Fire Temple is a pentagonal complex where an eternal fire has been burning for decades or even centuries; a hotspot not to be missed. Incidentally, these flames emanate from seven natural gas sources and the good thing is Baku counts many more.
Need to unwind? In Little Venice’s restaurants and entertainment area a nice vibe is guaranteed. And why not walk to your hotel along the sea-hugging city boulevard? In the evening this pedestrian promenade on the shores of the Caspian Sea is beautifully illuminated. Alive with artists, musician, sea-side cafés, fishermen and happy crowds, this is the place to be to enjoy the fresh sea breeze.