Old and new blend in perfect harmony in Baku, and no matter what you’re looking for—you’ll find it in the capital of Azerbaijan. This city has been developing rapidly over the course of the past few decades, and it’s now home to several truly incredible modern buildings.
Heydar Aliyev Centre
Designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Centre will take your breath away with its white walls and folding shape. In addition to being one of Baku’s most recognizable architectural wonders, this building also houses an auditorium, an art gallery, and a museum.
Another instantly recognizable symbol of Baku, the Flame Towers consists of three flame-shaped towers built in 2013. In addition to housing residential apartments and offices, they’re also known for spectacular light shows because they’re covered with the LED screens.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
The fact that Baku has a museum dedicated to the history of Azerbaijani carpets and rugs is impressive in its own right, and its exterior is one of its most striking features. The museum building comes in the shape of a beautifully decorated rolled-up carpet that has to be seen to be believed.