Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku

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#1 of 14 in Museums in Azerbaijan
An internationally recognized architectural marvel, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center displays a curved modern style. Designed by the late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the elegant building stands 74 m (243 ft) in the middle of a square and houses a museum, a gallery hall, and a grand auditorium. Explore the signature landmark, which symbolizes the modernization of Azerbaijan, and enter to observe many interesting exhibits and artistic features. Note that officials prohibit photography inside. Put Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center into our Baku day trip planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Baku.
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  • Truly Amazing piece of architecture … stunning…in side ant outside. Spent 2 hours there marvelling at its magnificence. However the only fault was in the organisational of entry …confusing… entrance n...  more »
  • Extraordinary design of one of the most talented ladies in the world Zaha Hadid. Everything is white everywhere. Very unusual atmosphere gives you special feelings. A must see building. Offers some ex...  more »
  • The visit to the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center was simply amazing and the architecture unique and stunning! The museum is nice and we did not want to leave and finish the visit. I strongly recommend i...  more »
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  • Spirit of art. Well known Hadid architecture have done great job. Very cool design you feel that you are doing at the space ship. Recommended to visit.
  • Stunning, both the exterior and the interior. You may be wondering if it's worth to pay for the entrance ticket - yes it is, building is great also from inside. In the late afternoon good light for taking pictures
  • Magnificent, remarkable, I'm so proud it was designed by Iraqi architect ( Zaha Hadeed ) ... one of the famous icons of Baku
  • Impressive building. One of the great landmarks of Baku. A must visit destination when you are in Baku.
  • I love the design. Look great from outside and fantastic interior. Zaha Hadid is one of the best architect

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