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It’s time for that unique Baku Boulevard tour

Overview

Tourists and Formula 1 fans visiting Azerbaijan for the second edition of the Baku Grand Prix will not only enjoy the races but will also have a chance  to see the beauty of the capital city Baku, in autumn.  Given the fact that the Crystal Hall, located at the heart of Baku Boulevard with a beautiful view of the Caspian Sea will host this great event, you’ll surely enjoy the best of Baku in this period.

 

Apart from its comfortable temperatures and clear weather, Baku is most famous for its pleasant winds. While autumn technically begins in late September, it’s still usually quite warm (sometimes very hot) at this time of year in Baku.

 

Soaking in parks of the city, while gazing at the autumn foliage is also an unforgettable experience. Baku Boulevard is a fine example of the material culture of Azerbaijan, while at the same time a special natural complex that forms the historical and modern appearance of the capital.

 

The old part of the Boulevard, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009, begins from Azneft Square. In order to help you extend the walk towards the beautiful Boulevard, which is also Baku's most popular address for many couples and honeymooners, the government decided to expand its area. The construction of the new Boulevard ended in 2012. Extending the length of the Baku Boulevard to 8 km. Plans are however under way to expanded the Boulevard 16 to 25 Km and making it the largest National Park in the world.

 

If you love Roller Skates you’ll, without a doubt, favor the new part of the Boulevard as Cyclists and skaters are quite free to do what they like there. Moreover, you can enjoy a healthy jog along the shores of the Caspian Sea, thus admiring the city’s stunning views while relishing the enchanting sapphire waves of the Caspian Sea.

 

For Bike Lovers Baku has the bike path, located near the Crystal Hall and operating in a new Boulevard since 2012. With a photo ID or a driver's license you will be able to rent a bike and ride for fun on a smooth track of 1.8 kilometers and a total area of 20 hectares.

 

Another interesting feature you’ll automatically enjoy is the 15 free gym apparatus set in a sport square called “Health” in 2014. Persons with disabilities are able to take advantage of the facility as a special track-pad was set-up in view of accommodating them. Everyone except children under 12, will be able to enjoy sports activities.

 

For adventure lovers, Baku Boulevard has a 75-meter parachute tower and a Ferris wheel.

 

And the lovers of Art & Craft, the Carpet Museum exhibits unique and rare expositions of ancient and modern heritage of carpet art, national clothes, household apparatus and jewelry of Azerbaijan's Gold Fund. Here you’ll get the opportunity to have a photo shoot in the national costume. There is also another amazing creation of the 21st century nearby, – the YARAT Contemporary Art Space holding various expositions, recitals of artists, writers, musicians and researchers. While the most beautiful International Mugham Center is available for the music lovers, Azerbaijani Mugam was included in UNESCO's List of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003 and the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.

 

You can also visit a small town, the reminiscent of the Italian Venice which gives special beauty to Azerbaijan with its magnificent look. "Little Venice", a complex of channels, where you can get a gondola ride. You can also relish the view of the whole waterfront by having a boat tour at Baku Bay. You may as well go towards the Marine Station along the waterfront where you’ll see beautiful unusual attractions, like the cactus alley.

 

Baku Bay was also created for the Fishing lovers also choose the Baku Bay and here you can also walk your pet on every lawn or you can relax with a cup of tea at one of the many cafes and restaurants along Baku Boulevard.

 
 

Do You Know

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  • Mugham Center
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