6 FAVORITE MUSEUMS IN BAKU

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6 FAVORITE MUSEUMS IN BAKU

Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, houses more than 30 museums covering everything from history and ethnography to a collection of tiny books. Take advantage of the museums in Baku to appreciate its fascinating story and culture and come away with a more enhanced travel experience.

National Museum of History Azerbaijan

National Museum of History Azerbaijan

The National Museum in Baku, inside a former Italian Renaissance mansion, has more than 300,000 artifacts, making it Azerbaijan’s largest.

National Museum of History Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan State Museum of Art

Azerbaijan State Museum of Art

The most extensive collection of art in Baku is on display in the State Museum of Art.

Azerbaijan State Museum of Art
Baku Museum of Miniature Books

Baku Museum of Miniature Books

A small museum in Baku on the edge of Icheri Sheher displays a collection of tiny books.

Baku Museum of Miniature Books
Palace of Shirvanshahs

Palace of Shirvanshahs

The Shirvanshahs ruled parts of Azerbaijan for centuries in Shemakhi.

Palace of Shirvanshahs
Maiden’s Tower

Maiden’s Tower

Icheri Sheher’s symbol evokes mystery and intrigue. The 29 meters cylindrical tower might date back more than one millennia.

Maiden’s Tower
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum along Baku Boulevard has two claims to fame: the architecture and the displays.

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum