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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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  • אמנם המבנה מקורי נועז ומרהיב בחיצוניותו אבל המרכז חסר תוכן ממשי או בעל ערך כלשהו. אין בו תצוגות ותוכן שיכולים להצדיק מבנה כזה. בנוסף רמת הגימור של הריצוף מבישה. כמעט כל המרצפות פגומות בצורה כזאת או אח...  more »
  • On a recent visit to Baku we visited the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. In addition to all of the exhibits etc the building itself is worth the visit.  more »
  • When you are approaching to the building, knowing this fact that it was designed by a Middle Eastern woman makes you curious. I loved the second floor most with small models of Azerbaijanis sightseein...  more »
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  • A visually stunning building. Expensive to get into (was 15AZN in November 2016). A number of exibitions, the permanent ones being about Heydar Aliyev and a number of miniature versions of prolific buildings in Azerbaijan. Small cafe inside serves coffee and cakes, but no tea! Free wi-fi.
  • An incredibly beautiful place! Ridiculous collection of gifts to Heydar Aliev on display but very enlightening otherwise. Come for at least a 3-hour visit. Convenient underground parking for 1 manat.
  • To be honest, I came to Azerbaijan just to visit this place, Zaha Hadid did a great job here.
  • Beautiful . Nice . Attractive design and place if you come to baku visit here
  • The Heydar Aliyev Center is a 619,000-square-foot 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.