Discover the Land of Fire!
Odlar Yurdu or ‘The Land of Fire’ is a blazing destination for those who are curious to see a culture where old traditions and monuments meet the very modern. Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku is is located 28 meters (92 ft) below sea level, and it’s rather lake-like Caspian Sea is considered one of the best places to swim at.
The city combines its classic buildings with modern architecture, some of them built specifically for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012. On the Bulvar, situated in the very heart of Baku, lies the International Muam Centre and the impressive Park Bulvar Mall, and next to fountains and vivid parks, one can even find a piece of Italian admiration: Little Venice charms travelers with its own gondolas and rich setting. But it’s not only Baku’s Bulvar, Crystal Hall and Flame towers that are worth visiting: the picturesque Madien Tower (Giz Qalasi), The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs and the bazaar in the Old City (Icerisheher/ İçərişəhər) are all sights that need to be explored when in Azerbaijan.
Discover the amazing city that is often called New Dubai with our free walking tours on Freetour.com! You can even explore the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku where the ‘fire’ truly resides: witness the burning mountain Yanar Dagh and fire up your soul at the Ateshgah Fire Temple!