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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku

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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 and other Baku attractions into our Baku vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Baku's emphasis on architectural diversity--and its fondness for constructions that put all previous buildings to shame--has yielded a range of accommodations. Look no further than the waterfront high-rises for contemporary luxury, or take a peek at the more storied surrounding boulevards for 19th-century class, with grand hotels and stylish boutiques set in Baroque and neoclassical buildings. A smattering of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses lies throughout the city, particularly on side streets close to the main attractions and train stations.
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  • Recently built, this cultural center is an architecture gem! Not so close from the center, but definitely worth a visit!  more »
  • I only managed to view the outside of the Heydar Aliyev but it was spectacular, it appears hard to get to by foot - get a local cab which has a meter, it will only cost a few Manats - well worth it. S...  more »
  • Gorgeous building, unlike anywhere else in the world. Lanscape around here is also a great open-space. Truely a landmark of Baku. Great for photo (I went there in the morning which was good, but I thi...  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