Top 5 experiences in Azerbaijan; Travel Magazine

Azerbaijan sits on the crossroads of Europe and Asia and has has 9 out of the 11 distinct climatic zones. Put it on your bucket list.

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Part Nouveau; Sharmistha Chaudhuri; Outlook India

Ticking off items on the ‘must-see’ list in Azerbaijan’s capital city, Baku…

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A glimpse of Azerbaijan’s heritage; IANS

Here are some of Azerbaijan’s modern architectural monuments and medieval UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Icherisheher named most comfortable and accessible historical city; Azerbaijan News

Baku’s Icherisheher (Old City) has been named one of the most comfortable and accessible historical cities in Europe.

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Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku has numerous ways to keep one entertained; Surya Praphulla Kumar; The Hindu

The prince of the Caspian…

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Country to mark Icherisheher’s inclusion in UNESCO list; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Azerbaijani Culture Minister Abulfas Garayev has unveiled an action plan to mark the 20th anniversary of Icherisheher’s inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, signed y by President Ilham Aliyev.

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Travel: 48 hours in Baku; Neeta Lal; Forbes India

The Azerbaijani capital has preserved its past, while creating a modern identity for itself…

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Saving the world site by site; Euronews

In the Azerbaijan capital of Baku, Unesco’s 43rd World Heritage Committee met to decide over the course of ten days which sites and monuments needed to be added to the list – and which ones are in danger.

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Seven astounding facts about the city of Baku; BBC

An abundance of facts about the beautiful port city that is the capital of Azerbaijan.

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Caucasus Countries: All About Traveling In The Caucasus; Bram Reusen; Chasing the Donkey

This Caucasus travel guide offers in-depth info about traveling in the Caucasus countries, as well as several major Caucasus highlights.

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48 Hours: When You Find Yourself in Baku; Meenketan Jha; Outlook India

Deeply steeped in history, Baku is the place to be if you are a lover of the past. Football fans, this guide applies to you too!

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Arsenal and Chelsea fans face £1,400, two-day journey to Baku for Europa League final; ITV

Arsenal and Chelsea fans face an arduous 2,500 mile journey to watch the two London teams battle it out for the Europa League title in Baku. The clubs successfully navigated the semi-finals of the second-tier European competition last night, but fans are having to plan their route to the Azerbaijan capital, which sits on the coast of the Caspian Sea and is further east from London than Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh or Damascus in Syria. Gunners and Blues fans face a difficult journey trying to get to Baku, with no direct flights from London in the days leading up to the match, with the majority of trips taking between 10 and 14 hours. However, the trip east could take up to 58 hours if you drive – and that’s if there’s no traffic.

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The legacy of the monarchical past of Azerbaijan; Emil Eyyubov; Azertac

The lands of Azerbaijan in different periods of history fell under the influence of various empires, were part of various principalities and armies, and were divided into khanates. Many material evidences of the monarchical past – palaces, fortresses, gardens, tombs have survived to this day…

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Country’s historical sites attract thousand of tourists; Lamana Ismayilova; Azernews

With its countless historical sites, the City of Winds continues to attract thousands of tourists from all around the world.

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Icherisheher State Reserve expands international cooperation; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve continues to expand international relations.

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Baku Is Vying To Become A Regional Arts Destination; Stephan Rabimov; Forbes

Recognizing its untapped creative potential, Azerbaijan is going through a cultural awakening, as its arts and music scenes are starting to expand and innovate from increased awareness and investment.

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Baku to mark 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership in UNESCO; Laman Ismayilova; AzerNews

Azerbaijan – Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower

An exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s membership in UNESCO will be opened in Art Tower Gallery on May 8.

Young and well-known artists will present their works created in different painting styles.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to promote national spiritual values and protect Azerbaijan’s historical cultural heritage.

The exhibition opens at 19.00. Admission is free.

The event, co-organized by the Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve Administration, the Ministry of Culture and the NGO “Arts Council Azerbaijan” will run till May 12.

Azerbaijan became member of UNESCO on June 3 1992, after restoration of its independence. In 2003, Azerbaijan and UNESCO signed the framework agreement on cooperation in the areas of culture, science, education and communication, which allowed Azerbaijan to become one of the donors of UNESCO.

The Icherisheher (Old City), Maiden Tower and Shirvanshah’s palace were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, while since 2007 the Gobustan National Historical-Artistic reserve also listed among these heritages.

In 2017, UNESCO recognized Azerbaijan’s dolma  as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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