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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku
(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This center has all facilities for a qualitative educational excursion. It features the steps towards present-day Azerbaijan. 
  • The structure is very impressive, especially if you're lucky enough to stroll around in sunny weather. Around the center of the Park is made clean and well-groomed lawn, marble staircases and even for some reason the escalators. And the overall architecture of the building, with its smooth lines is really impressive, it looks like an alien object in the midst of ordinary houses. And here is the inside Center looks as if it is not finished. Interesting exhibition of musical instruments, history of the life of Mr. Aliyev, curious to see Azerbaijan in miniature (it's just the most interesting buildings of Azerbaijan), also in the Centre hosts various temporary exhibitions and concerts. Inside the building are all white with smooth transitions and infinitely high ceiling. But despite the overall beauty, not feeling pustovatosti Center. Although it's possible that was the idea. In General, while in Baku must go to the Center, but inside you can not go.
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  • This is a unique and beautifully designed building. The garden outside the building is big and beautiful, and it is good for skateboarding. There are several artistic sculptures both inside and outsid...  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.