Currency: Azerbaijani manat
Telephone code: +994
Time Zones: +4
Azerbaijan, every year more and more acquiring the features of a modern European country, still retains its inherent hospitality and breadth of the soul of the Caucasus. Travelers here are met with fragrant meat dishes, tart wine, and pilaf is known for more than 80 varieties. Rest on the shores of the Caspian Sea can be combined with sightseeing, some of them are more than 10 thousand years old.
When planning a vacation in Azerbaijan, many choose Baku as the main city to visit, and this is completely justified. Today, the city has flourished unusually, there are many modern buildings, good hotels, and the location on the shores of the Caspian Sea and the presence of ancient monuments will allow combining beach and leisure activities. On the shores of the Caspian Sea is also a resort Lankaran, which is famous for its thermal springs. One of the most beautiful cities in the country is Ganja, where you should definitely go for sightseeing.
The main attraction of the country is the old center of Baku, which occupies an area of about 22 hectares. Attention here deserve the Maiden's Tower and the Baba-Kukhi-Bakuva Mosque, which are included in the complex of buildings of the 7-8 century called Icheri-Sheher. The oldest monument in the region is Gobustan, a complex of tombs whose age reaches 10 thousand years.
Despite the relatively small size of the country, Azerbaijan is located in 8 climatic zones, so the climate here is seriously different, and temperature differences can be from –40 in winter in the mountains to + 40 in summer in the valleys. The best time to visit the country is the period from May to September, at this time there is little rain, and the strong autumn winds have not yet begun.
Azerbaijan is one of the safest to visit countries, criminal actions against tourists are extremely rare here. In the central areas of cities, you can safely walk at any time of day, of course, you should not leave valuables unattended, nevertheless. The locals are friendly and friendly, always happy to welcome guests and ready to help.
The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, every year more and more acquires the features of a modern metropolis. At the same time, here you can still walk along the typical eastern bazaar, and even a week is not enough to get around all the sights of the Old City, covering 22 hectares.
In the Baku Acropolis of Icheri Sheher, the oldest buildings belong to the 7-8th century, the Baba-Kukhi-Bakuva Mosque and the Maiden Tower stand out among them. The magnificent palace of the Shirvanshahs and the mosque with the Synyg-Gala minaret belong to the Middle Ages. One hour from Baku, there is the largest complex of tombs, cave fortresses and cave paintings under the age of 10 thousand years in the CIS called Gobustan. It is interesting to look at the Bukhara caravanserai, built in the 15th century, on the trade route that passed through the Shamakhi Gate.
The location of Baku on the shores of the Caspian Sea makes the city an excellent beach resort, there are many hotels of different levels, sanatoriums, and there are several water parks. Baku has many theaters, museums, wide boulevards and squares, lots of greenery, shopping and entertainment centers, cozy restaurants where you can spend an evening.
Ganja is considered one of the most beautiful cities of Azerbaijan, according to some assumptions, founded even before our era. The settlement was seized by Arabs, Persians, for many years the city was part of the Iranian empire, but did not continue to lose its most important cultural, economic and political significance. In many ways, it contributed to its location on the Silk Road, the merchant road, which is now trying to recover here.
In the historic quarter, the ensemble of Sheikh Bahauddin, whose construction dates back to the early 17th century, is considered an important monument of antiquity. Its dominant is the Juma Mosque, according to which, thanks to the astronomical hobbies of the architect, you can still check clocks at noon. Nearby is the caravanserai, where the museum is now located, as well as medieval baths.
Among the modern attractions worth noting "Bottle House", the construction of which took about 50,000 bottles, lined with bottoms in a bizarre pattern. An unusual house was built in memory of those killed in World War II. By the way, the chefs here are considered the best in Azerbaijan, so you should not miss the opportunity to taste the Azerbaijani cuisine here.
Nakhichevan is a city in the Republic of Azerbaijan, the capital of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The city is located on the right bank of the Nakhichevanchay River, right on the border with Iran. Nakhichevan is one of the places most ancient settlement of people. Here the ancestors of modern Azerbaijanis created an ancient and rich culture. In addition, this area is one of the oldest cultural centers in the world.
The city of Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The city is located on the right bank of the Nakhichevanchay River, right on the border with Iran. Nakhichevan is one of the most ancient settlements of people. Here is an ancestors of modern Azerbaijan created by ancient and rich culture. In addition, this area is one of the oldest cultural centers in the world.
Citizens of Uzbekistan will not need a visa to Azerbaijan if they travel for up to 90 days. To travel to Azerbaijan, citizens of Uzbekistan will need the following documents:
- passport with OVIR visa;
- Voucher booked hotel;
- Book air ticket round trip.