Parks

Gubernator`s park

This is a small but neat park right behind the Icheri Sheher metro station or the Philharmonic. In the older days, when we were ruled by the Russian Tzar, this park was called The Governor's Garden - Gubernator Baghi, then in the Soviet period it was renamed after Pioneers (hmmm I wonder!)... and hopefully its current name will last for a long time. It is now named after Aliaga Vahid, famous Azeri poet. You can even see his bust if you walk from the big fountain towards Azneft. There's a nice chaykhana (teahouse) in the park and is a great escape in the heat of the summer. What I love most about this place is that it seems like the whole park is protected by the walls of the Old City. For those who have read "Ali and Nino" by Kurban Said, let me tell you that this is where Ali would meet his sweetheart Nino... Directions: Go behind the Icheri Sheher metro station and enter the park from the stairwells or walk up to it from the circle of SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan). 

Fountains Square 
Fountains Square (Azerbaijani: Fəvvarələr meydanı) is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The square was previously called Parapet and is often referenced to by the same name now. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square first constructed during Soviet rule of Azerbaijan.

Baku Boulevard 
Baku Boulevard (Azerbaijani: Dənizkənarı Milli Park, also known as National Park) is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was artificially built up inch by inch.

"Little Venice" of Baku 
In the 1950s and 1960s the Mirvari (Pearl) cafe, the Little Venice water park, the Bahar (Spring) cinema and other entertainments were built in Baku Boulevard. "Little Venice" in Baku Boulevard is a small town built in 1960. It was expanded up to 10.000 sq.m. now.