the pearl of the caspian region
Bring your conference or event to Baku and you’ll find superb facilities, a depth of talent and extraordinary value for money. But that’s just the start in a city that combines stunning 21st-century architectural masterpieces contrast with a UNESCO-listed old city core wrapped in a fairy-tale fortress wall. Though set on the edge of semi-desert, exotic trees line the mesmerizing curl of waterfront promenade. Dazzling international boutiques and shopping malls contrast with timeless family carpet shops tucked into antique stone houses. There are small cozy cafes, glitzy modern restaurants, oriental tea houses, jazzy cocktail bars and convivial pubs. Altogether it’s far more than many first-time visitors are expecting. Get ready to be surprised.