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 very amazing architectural building, filled with historical items. We took a 1:30 hours tour going through 4 floors showing different items starting with the country map and traditional customs and cloth on the 1st floor, followed by Geometric designs on the 2nd floor, beautiful dolls and puppets on the 3rd and Azerbaijani women dress styles over the years in the last floor. There is also a gallery for cars with separate entry ticket and beautiful landscape work surrounding the building
  • Many of those who happened to see the design of the Heydar Aliyev Center for the first time had hard times to believe that such a project might ever come true. In fact, even in theory, the erection of the building of a such extraordinary design looked far from being anyhow realistic. Construction of the Center’s facility was launched in 2007 and completed on May 10, 2012, to celebrate the National Leader’s 89th anniversary. SOURCE: Baku Travel Guide
  • The design of the building is awesome! Entrance fee is 15manat for adult and free for kid. The building is big but the collections are limited. Hopefully there is more displays in future. The cafe inside the building is beautiful which you can enjoy and rest after the visit. Worth a visit..
  • Architectural masterpiece from the outside. Beautifully decorated interior. Visit the mini Azerbaijan exhibition on the second floor is a must
  • 4 stars for Nice place and building design and very big gardens around only. But no star for very poor service inside the museum. Classic cars, you pay 10 AZN to visit and one told you about you cannot take photos or video there. No maps can help you to walk around and no guide inside.
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