Heydar Aliyev Center
The Heydar Aliyev Center is home to the Museum of Heydar Aliyev, which traces the history of Azerbaijan over the centuries. The building’s architecture also makes it a staple of Baku sightseeing tours. Choose a museum tour that also includes the Carpet Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, or enjoy a sightseeing tour that covers highlights such as Shirvanshah’s Palace and historic Old Town. Opt for an evening tour to see the city illuminated after dark.
Things to Know Before You Go
Heydar Aliyev Center is a must-see sight for architecture and culture buffs.
To avoid waiting in line, pre-book your admission ticket.
The Heydar Aliyev Center is both wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
The center can be reached from almost anywhere in Baku via public transportation. The closest metro station is Nariman Narimanov, on the green subway line. Bus numbers 2 and 11 also stop right outside.
When to Get There
Heydar Aliyev Center is open from Tuesday through Sunday but closes on Mondays, from late morning until early evening, with slightly shortened hours on weekends.
Cultural Events in Baku
The city of Baku hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals throughout the year. As well as vibrant celebrations for Islamic holidays, including Ramadan and Eid Murabek, the city is home to an annual jazz festival, a world food convention, an international seafood exhibition, and other seasonal events.