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Boom Town, Baku

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Watch oil money transform a neighborhood at Boom Town, one of the first boom towns in the world. Observe nodding oil donkeys and mini offshore oil rigs. Take a walk among and watch offshore oil platforms in the distance at the Caspian Sea. In the town, rich beaux-arts architecture with elaborate mortar plastic on the facades, art and history museums, and opulent mansions of pre-revolutionary millionaires testify to the wealth of oil producers who started the boom about a century ago. Along the canals closer to the lakeshore, there are plenty of cafes and a long jetty. Use our Baku itinerary builder to visit Boom Town on your trip to Baku, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is a really run down area with lots of rusting structures, it's unkempt, untidy and a blot on the landscape and probably most unhealthy fir people living on the fringes. BUT it's the heritage of ...  read more »
  • Center! In the full sense of the word-Center! During the weekend there are so many people that you can say that the meeting place cannot be changed))) fully kafeshek-ALA teahouse with beer))) it is gratifying that for the marine station is a continuation of the old Boulevard-white Boulevard-simply fairy tale. Be sure to visit and walks but him. Cost interesting sculptures which can most (OSmotrâŝij in Dal Captain, painter, Fisherman ...)
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  • Boom Town is an industrial area where I do not like to be more. Pollution is bothering and you can feel smell of oil there. 
  • Historical sight seeing kind of tourism, with souvenir shops and an old, small citadel that you can see some good views from the top of it. Also there are few scattered oriental restaurants with folkloric environment at which you can have delicious Azerbaijani food.
  • Beautiful touristic area. You have to visit Maiden tower here and enjoy coffee shops and resturants
  • Great place to visit if you want some historic atmosphere
  • Lots of things to see , lots of thing to do. great atmosphere with unique places to see. ideal for phorography
  • Watching European Grand prix 2016 on television and Baku (old city) looks amazing. Kudos to local government in maintaining the history of this city.....
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