For activity and eye candy, head to the centrally located Fountains Square. It pretty much lives up to its name; dozens of fountains are surrounded by upscale boutiques, antique shops and fine restaurants. In the evening, the interplay of streaming water and coloured lights is an inspiring sight, so make sure you’ve got plenty of room on your memory card to take those all-important snapshots. Prefer to look at art instead of make it? Visit the Baku Museum of Modern Art, which is home to more than 800 modern works by Azerbaijani artists and sculptors. And for sweeping views of the city, climb 29 metres up the stone Maiden’s Tower, which dates from the 12th century.
Baku is easy to get to, thanks to its position as the political and economic centre of the Caucasus region. International flights to Baku arrive at Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Upon your arrival, take one of the 24/7 express buses operated by BakuBus to city centre Baku hotels. The route covers about 20 km. Baku Metro and its 23 stations are a source of civic pride, as they are decorated with chandeliers, mosaics and other artwork that are an unexpected sight for most travellers.
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Hotels in Baku start at AU$34 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.