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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  • An amazing piece of architecture both outside and inside and alone worth traveling to Baku for, seriously. As you move around the building the aspects and light change creating views that you cannot r...  more »
  • Wow, this is a very special building and essential for any Baku visit. We walked from the old city to work off some of the excessive food we have been eating. But can get taxi, is a easy flat walk. Gr...  more »
  • The greatest contemporary architects Zaha Hadid forever glorified Baku one masterpiece. A fine example of futurism, pull on him not less than 4:00, because the building is changing its shape with each step. All photos will turn out exactly)
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  • A great place that merge the historical achievements of Heyder Aliyev and modern arts. It includes many areas like, his life, personal items, clothes, toys, old designers women clothes, small artistic demonstrations of the hot spots in Azerbaijan. There is a old cars museum that I truly recommend, it contains over 80 old cars but you have to buy a separate ticket to enter.
  • One of Baku's interesting places for tourists. The architecture of the building itself is amazing and definitely worth a stop even if one doesn't have the time to go inside. There are some permanent displays regarding the history and culture of Azerbaijan, mini Azerbaijan (models of important buildings in Azerbaijan) and there are some special exhibitions for limited time.
  • Very unique and interesting architecture, both inside and out. Fascinating exhibits on the history of the country, former president, the arts, and fashion. Affordable.
  • We arrived there yesterday (19 Jul) at 12 o’clock, but it was closed!! They said it’ll open at 1 hour later so we stayed but after that they said 1 hour again must be waiting!! It was very unprofessional manner. Despite of this, the facade and structure of the museum is unique and we realy enjoyed that part.
  • The Heydar Alieyv Centre is one of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces I've personally seen. The building is as much of a pleasure to see on the outside as it is on the inside. It's very spacious with gardens and grass areas and other places where you can rest before or after you've visited the inside of the museum. The exhibitions themselves when we visited inside were marvelous. There were 4 floors of very interesting exhibitions about puppets, fashion, paintings and architectural models of Baku's finest buildings. Besides that there are 4 floors of historical exhibitions on Heydar Aliyevs life itself. All that for the mere price of 15 Manats or around 7 euro. Very interesting and a definite must if you visit Baku.
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