Baku is on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which juts out into the Caspian Sea. Here, you can go see the worlds tallest flagpole, take part in a nice selection of cultural events and museums and dance till dawn.
If you are more of an night owl, you can easily dance the night away. Baku’s nightlife offers clubs that are open until dawn, as well as either eastern or western style clubs and bars, restaurants featuring foods from all over the world, so it’s safe to say that you won’t run out of things to do in Baku when it comes to nightlife. Baku has actually been ranked as one of the top 10 cities to party in by the Lonely Planet.
Art lovers should visit the Baku Museum of Modern Art, with more than 800 works from the 20th century Azerbaijani painters and sculptors, as well as exhibits by local photographers and a children’s fine arts department and a café if you get hungry.
You can view beautiful Azerbaijan carpets from centuries past at the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, which houses the most carpets and carpet related items in the world from the 14th to the 20th centuries.
Baku Expo Centre is another venue you need to see with its industry exhibitions, various conferences and product demonstrations, as well as corporate events geared towards business and entertainment industries.
Baku is not an average beach holiday destination, but if you feel like a dip in the ocean, you’ll find the closest beaches in Shikhov in the Southwest of the country. Also, the beach resort of Nabran is about two hours’ drive up the coast and it is beautiful.
Baku features a subtropical semi-arid climate, which means it has dry and warm summers and winters that are cool and wet. Summer temperatures average 26.4 °C (79.5 °F) in July and August, and winter temperatures average 4.3 °C (39.7 °F) in January and February.
Come in March to celebrate International Women’s Day, a day to give thanks for women and honor their spirit. Or, come in May for either Victory’s Day, which honors veterans of WWII and Republic Day, to commemorate when the country was formed in 1918.
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