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In the port city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, age-old traditions rub shoulders with hyper-modernity

Photo Credit: Sonia Nazareth

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By Team Lounge
Published Aug 06, 2023

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Highland Park, an elevated promenade offers sweeping views of the city

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The Old Town or Icheri Sheher, the 12th century medieval centre, is best explored on foot

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Start at the palace complex of the Shirvanshah, a masterpiece of medieval Islamic architecture

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Built between the 12th and 15th centuries, the palace complex is a labyrinth of courtyards, mosques, hamams and mausoleums

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Completed in 2012, the monumental Flame Towers are a nod to the city's nickname, Land of Fire

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Visit the Museum of Miniature Books and see all the tiny books on display

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Bordered by the Caspian Sea and once a port on the Silk Route, Baku has varied influences

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