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Azerbaijan history museum is created in 1920. The museum has 6 sections, laboratory, 10 funds, scientific archive and library. The exposition of the museum is situated in 35 halls.

History and culture of Azerbaijan have reflected since ancient period before our days here. In the hall of the museum "People’s friends and employees" is presented exhibits of friendly people, gifts from foreign states, are demonstrated rare pearls. There are scientific works, monographs, albums-catalogues, exposures, booklets and others in the museum.

The building of the Museum was built in 1893-1902. The Italian Renaissance-style mansion is immense and takes up an entire city block. There are four floors in some parts of the building. It was designed by Polish architect Józef Gosławski.

When the Red Army entered Baku in 1920, Taghiyev's residence - like that of other wealthy oil barons - was immediately confiscated. Under a resolution of the USSR People's Commissariat, the residence was established as a museum in June 1920, only a few months after the Bolsheviks took Baku.

 

Address: 4, Zeinalabdin Taghiyev str.



Museum of carpet and applied arts

Museum of the azeri carpet, folk & applied arts is the first museum of carpets in the world. The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is the treasury of Azerbaijan national Culture.

Established for researching, keeping and displeying carpets and carpet items, as well as applied art works, the Museum has the most large collection of Azerbaijan carpets in the world, of different weaving techniques and materials.

Carpets weaved in the XIII-XX centuries are objects of the ancient living; Bronze Epoch ceramic monuments and art metals of the XIV century are among them. The high-level mastering can be marked in decorations – silver and gold jewellery, traditional clothes, and art embroidery.

There is also a collection with the wide representation of works of modern artists-craftsmen. Azerbaijani applied arts, especially carpet weaving, occupy a special place in the history of its national culture.

The most widespread folk art is carpet weaving. It made its way into the everyday life of the people of Azerbaijan and turned into a symbol for the nation. Because of their high aesthetic value, fleecy and pileless carpets, decorated with various patterns and signs, are used to decorate the walls and floors of marquees, huts, homes, nomads' tents, and other buildings.

Address: 123"а" Neftchilar ave



Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture

The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture was founded in 1967. Main objectives and policies of the Museum: collection, preservation, study, popularization and reactivation of the materials related to the history of the Azerbaijani music.

There are more than 50 thousands exhibits collected in the museum fund. Among them are such Azerbaijan national musical instruments as tar, kamancha, saz, daf, goshanaghara, zurna, ney as well as other musical instruments with specific features - cane-tar, cane-saz. Furthermore, the museum's collection contains gramophones, gramophone records, musical boxes, original music manuscripts (scores) of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, the founder of the Azerbaijan professional music, Bulbul, the founder of the national professional vocal art, and the famous composers Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov and other distinguished music figures, personal belongings of the prominent musicians, posters, playbills, photographs, audio and video records, fine art exhibits, sheet music, books and other materials. All of them are valuable samples of the Azerbaijan national musical culture.

The Museum has the following branches:
- The Permanent Exhibition of the Azerbaijani Traditional Musical Instruments.
- The Niyazi House Museum
- The Vagif Mustafazade House Museum
Attached to the Museum is The Museum Ensemble of Old Musical Instruments consisting of 14 musicians.

 

Address: 5, R. Beybutov str.



Museum of azerbaijan literature named after Nizami Ganjavi

The whole area of the museum is 2500 sg.m. The exposition occupies 1409 sg.m, the scientific funds occupies 173 sg.m. Sculptures of the six famous representatives of Azerbaijan literature: Fizuli (sculptor F.Abdurrahmanov), Vagif (sculptor S.Klyatsky), M.F.Akhundov (sculptor P.Sabsay), Natavan (sculptor E.Tripolskaya), D.Mammedkulizade (sculptor N.Zakharov), J.Jabbarly (sculptor S.Klyatsky) are located on the front side of the museum.

The sculptures give the building a pantheon-like appearance. Isrucco moulding, latticed wooden windows, original furniture decorate the halls, where the Museum's exhibits are displayed. The memorial museum of literature, presenting Nizami Ganjevi's epoch, was inaugurated in May 1945 in the festive days of the victories ending of the great Patriotic War. The present-day Museum of the history of Azerbaijan literature based in Nizami Museum and it's collection of exhibits, was completed in 1967, the exposition was recreated in 2001-2003.

Nizami Ganjavi literary museum is one of the biggest and richest measure-houses of Azerbaijan culture. Valuable materials dealing with the history of Azerbaijan literature beginning from the very sources up to our days are kept in the museum. Various valuable exhibits are on display in the halls of the museum. There are unique manuscripts of Azerbaijani as well as other Oriental poets, philosophers and scientists, samples of famous calligrapher handwritings, beautiful miniature illustrations, classic's books, copies of pre-Revolutionary magazines and newspapers, contemporary copies of the books written by Azerbaijani authors and scientific papers in many European and Oriental languages.

Address: 53 Istiglaliyyat st.



Museum of miniature books

In the center of Baku - in Ichery Sheher – You can see the Unique place in the world- The museum of miniature books. It was opened on 23 of April,2002. More than twenty years, its creator, Zarifa Salakhova,were collecting rare collection of 4 - x thousands of mini books from 47 countries around the world.

When You get into the museum, You can make "miniature" journey of the world. The museum books published in Russia in the pre-revolutionary period in Soviet times, also You can see the miniature edition of the Ukraine and Belarus, Moldova and Central Asia, Georgia; Of Azerbaijan literature - classic works - Nizami, Nasimi, Vagif, Fizuli, Fatali Akhundov, Natavan, S.Vurgun and etc.In the republic total issued miniature books- about hundred, half of them - Zarifa Salakhova’s. Eighth wonder of the world - the so-called first and so far the only museum of miniature books in Azerbaijan.

Address: 1/67 Ichery Sheher str.



Museum of modern art

The museum basis - is the collection of the best works of painting and sculpture of Azerbaijan avant-guardists from 2nd half of the 20th century up to now. The collection shows aspirations, strivings and freedom of human soul. The museum is designed as a single organism combining art and sculpture, design and architecture. The author of the museum concept, architecture and design, the collection and exposition selection is the artist Altay Sadikh-zadeh.The main idea assumes the following: the halls without an angle, open passages make the review perspective and multidimensional and creates the effect of labyrinth; the bending walls in different angles make an illusion of continuous movement.There are no confined spaces in the museum.A two-storey building is designed as a whole with an architectural linking device – an art-object of “forgotten staircase”. Another joining factor is the color –every part of the museum is white.
The museum itself is a showcase of avant-guard art with its free architectural forms, conspicuous metallic structures, a well-chosen and artistically designed exposition of paintings and sculptures.


Azeri Cuisine Restaurants


 


Chanag Gala
Address: 35, Tabriz str. , Baku
Phone: (+994 12) 496-25-85, (050) 760-00-70, (055) 244-94-00  
Work time: 11:30 -till last client
Cuisine: European, Azerbaijan  
Features: Background music, Drinks, Hookah, Live music, Parking, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Summer terrace, Tables reservation, VIP room, Wi-Fi
Site: http://www.chanaqqala.az 
 




Tongal
Address: 82 H.Aliyev str. , Baku
Phone: (+994 12) 449-91-98  
Work time: 11:00-00:00
Average account: 30-40 AZN  
Cuisine: European, Azerbaijan
Features: Background music, Business lunch, Drinks, Free Wi-Fi, Live music, Parking, Reception of banquets, Summer terrace, Tables reservation, VIP room
 




Beh-beh Club  
Address: 67, Nobel ave. , Baku
Phone: (+994 12) 424-40-32, (+994 50) 323-20-22  
Work time: 10:30 - till late
Average account: 30 AZN
Cuisine: Azerbaijan
Features: Background music, Live music, Parking, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Summer terrace, Tables reservation
 




ART Garden
Address: 22, A.Zeynally (Kichik Karvansaray), Baku
Phone: (+994 12) 492-13-31, (+994 50) 669-13-31  
Work time: 11:00 -00:00
Average account: 45-55 AZN  
Cuisine: Azerbaijan
Features: Background music, Business lunch, Drinks, Free Wi-Fi, Hookah, Live music, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Reservation




 


Darya Fish house
Address: 57, N.Guliyev str. , Baku
Phone: (+994 50) 753-47-47  
Work time: 10:00-23:00
Average account: 15-20 AZN  
Cuisine: Azerbaijan, Fish menu
Features: Background music, Children's entertainments, Drinks, Parking, Reception of banquets, Summer terrace, Tables reservation, Wi-Fi
 




Sumakh
Address: 20/22, Khojali ave.
Phone: (+994 12) 480-21-12
Work time: 12:00–00:00
Average account: 30-40 AZN
Cuisine: Azerbaijan Features: Background music, Drinks, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, Take Away, Wi-Fi  
 





Karvansarai
Address: 11, Qala str.
Phone: (+994 12) 492-66-68
Work time: 10:00-00:00
Average account: 35-40 AZN
Cuisine: International, Azerbaijan Features: Live music, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, VIP room
 





Zeytun
Address: "Park Bulvar", Seafront Boulevard, Neftchilar ave.
Phone: (+994 12) 598-74-20, 598-74-21
Work time: 12:00- till last client
Average account: 35-40 AZN
Cuisine: European, Azerbaijan Features: Background music, Business lunch, Live music, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Summer terrace, Tables reservation, Wi-Fi





Night Clubs Baku




 


Castle


Address: 29/31, Istiqlaliyat str.
Phone: (+994 12) 497-75-61, (+994 50) 275-08-01
Work time: Weekdays - 20:00 - 03:00 Friday and Saturday - 20:00 - till the last client
Features: Drinks, Tables reservation, VIP room



 


Dion de Musique Karaoke & Lounge  


Address: 89, Vidadi str.
Phone: (+994 12) 596-22-14, (+994 55) 227-31-13
Work time: 18:00-05:00
Cuisine: EuropeanFeatures: Background music, Drinks, Karaoke, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, Wi-Fi



 


Martini club


Address: 106, Fatali khan Khoiskiy str.
Phone: (+994 12) 564-54-57
Work time: 18:00-till last client
Cuisine: European
Features: Background music, Drinks, Free Wi-Fi, Hookah, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, VIP room, Vip zone





Palace club


Address: 39, Khatai ave.
Phone: (+994 12) 496-92-57, (+994 55) 601-60-41
Work time: 18:00-till morning
Cuisine: European
Features: Background music, Drinks, Free Wi-Fi, Karaoke, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation
Site: http://www.ayf-palacehotel.com


 


Rock'n'Roll cafe


Address: 111, H. Aslanov str.
Phone: (+994 55) 676-36-36, 609-69-09
Work time: 15:00 -till late
Features: Background music, Drinks, Vip zone


 


Silver Lounge


Address: Gasan Aliev str.(behind the Europe hotel)
Phone: (+994 50) 222-13-13, (+994 50) 275-64-94
Work time: 17:00-till last client
Features: Background music, Drinks, Hookah, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, VIP room, Vip zone, Wi-Fi


 


Taifa


Address: 92, S.Vurgun str. (near Turkish Embassy)
Phone: (+994 50) 230-44-65, (055) 210-12-81
Work time: 19:00-till last client
Cuisine: Fast food
Features: Background music, Drinks, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, VIP room


 


Solo club


Address: 2, Bakixanov str.
Phone: (+994 50) 440-44-60
Work time: 20:00-06:00
Features: Background music, Drinks, Karaoke, Payment by credit cards, Reception of banquets, Tables reservation, Vip zone




 Sound Factory Club


Address: 30/68, Neft str., Elite trade center, 5th floor
Phone: (+994 55) 731 52 31
Features: Drinks