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Azerbaijan

Country Capital:

Baku

Country Description:

Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.

Major Cities

Baku
Sumqayit
Mingecevir

3★+ Accommodation Starting At:

$10

(Per Room, Per Night)

The Atlandis Top 3 'Things to Do'

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Bibi-Heybat Mosque

During the 13th century Shirvanshah Farrukhzad II Ibn Ahsitan II built a beautiful mosque in the city now known as Baku. Alexandre Dumas paid a visit to the mosque in the 1840s and gave it the nickname “the mosque of Fatima.”

After it was completely destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1936, the mosque was rebuilt in 1994 on the same site and is today the spiritual center for Muslims in Azerbaijan.

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Baku Day Trip

Discover all that Baku and its surroundings have to offer on this full-day tour. See the prehistoric petroglyphs at Gobustan National Park, learn about the mud volcanoes and their healing properties, visit the Zoroastrian fire temple of Ateshgah, explore the fire mountain of Yanardag, and admire the architecture of Baku's modern city center. A tour guide and transportation to all of the sights from your hotel are included.

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Full-Day Gobustan and Absheron Tour

Explore Gobustan National Park, mud volcanos, and Ateshgah (Fire Temple) on a full-day tour from Baku that blends ancient human history with natural wonders. Without a pricey private car and driver, reaching all three sites in a single day would be a daunting challenge; this cost-effective group tour takes care of logistics so you can focus on magnificent rock carvings, eruptions of thick mud, and a fiery religious pilgrimage place.

'Things To Do' information provided by Viator and TripAdvisor. Contact Atlandis Vacations for the best prices.

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