Azerbaijan is a land of plentiful natural resources, centuries- old culture and legendary hospitality. For centuries the country has been at the crossroads of continents and civilisations. With lands spanning Europe and Asia, it is a commercial, political and cultural bridge between east and west, north and south.
Goygol Lake, Azerbaijan
Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, sits on the shores of the Caspian
Sea. Its UNESCO-listed Old City is ringed by burgeoning new
skyscrapers yet, barely a few hours’ drive away, timeless rural
villages are backed by the soaring Caucasus mountains.
Eclectic architecture – combining historical heritage of the
east and west with iconic contemporary buildings – makes
Baku one of the most beautiful cities in the world. International
hotels, exclusive shopping and excellent restaurants make it an
Shirvanshah’s Palace, Baku Old City
A key city on the world stage
Baku is firmly established as a key city on the world stage. Open
and tolerant, it is a global centre for intercultural dialogue and
cooperation, regularly bringing together political, cultural and
religious leaders from around the world. Baku has also hosted
landmark international events, such as the Eurovision Song
Contest 2012, the first-ever European Games in 2015, the Islamic
Solidarity Games in 2017 and, annually since 2016, the Formula 1
Hosting World Expo 2025 would be a natural continuation of our
proven track record in delivering large-scale international events.