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 into our Baku day trip planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Baku.
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  • The location is very nice and the staff is very nice. The staff were very helpful and the location was great. Entrance 15 manat.
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  • Bought the tickets themselves, is not expensive. Inside everything is interesting. There was even an exhibition of national instruments, a special technology where one can listen to the sound of each instrument separately. Creative! And also liked models of all Azerbaijan. Very nicely done. Recommend.
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  • The building is amazing from the inside, it's just a pleasure to explore it and see its innovative design designed by Zaha Hadid-experience!
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  • Amazing! Impressive architecture building from outside and from inside as well. Each floor is dedicated to a specific theme and well designed. The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 57,500 m2 building complex in Baku / Azerbaijan designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid and noted for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style that eschews sharp angles.
  • Heydar Aliyev Museum is certainly one of the best Museums I visited around the globe. PS: Make sure it’s the first thing you visit in Baku as Mini Azerbaijan section shall give you a hint to plan the rest of visit according to what you would like to explore more. Open: till 5pm Fees: 15 AZN / adult >6 years
  • A very interesting place from the architecture point of view. The exhibition's aren't that much of interest, a pity for such a nice structure
  • Beautiful place. Such wonderful works of art and architecture. It also houses a car museum. Must see. Such vintage cars in impeccable condition. Couldn't finish setting the rest of the place
  • Heydar Aliyev is the father of modern Azerbaijan. He was a high ranked officer in the Soviet Union and became president of Azerbaijan. This center of cultural activities is dedicated to him. The place is huge. It consists of many museums that display the history and culture of the country and another museum for Aliyev himself. This is in general a must-go place once you visit Baku for the first time.
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