Taza Pir Mosque in Baku was built in 1914 under the patronage of Nabat Khanum Ashurbayova. In 1920, the Soviet government closed the mosque and it functioned as a cinema and a warehouse and since 1943 as a mosque. It was renovated in 2009. The mosque serves as an official residence for the Caucasian Muslims
Every year on 9 November, Azerbaijan celebrates the Day of the National Flag. On November 9, 2010, on the National Flag Square in Baku, the National Flag Museum was opened and also a mast was built, which was (at the time of the opening) the highest in the world (entered in the Guinness Book of
The fortified city of Baku (Icheri Sheher) with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and the Maiden Tower represents a compound with unique sights and medieval architecture. The city surrounded with well preserved walls whose area covers 21 hectares is the oldest part of Baku which was inhabited as early as in the Bronze Age. The Maiden Tower
The symbol of Baku, Maiden Tower was included into the list of World Cultural Heratage of UNESCO in December of 2000. Maiden Tower, erected at the coast of the Caspian Sea preserved its magnificence till our days. The Tower, which was included into the fortification system of Baku, was called “Maiden Tower” for its inaccessibility.
It’s an architectural undertaking that would beggar belief in Las Vegas or Dubai. Stand on Baku’s downtown seafront or in the Old City, and you’ll see them rising in the distance, three tapering towers reaching up, combining to form the shape of a vast fire. Begun in 2008, at an initial cost of $350 million,