The next city guide we would like to launch as part of our fight against overtourism is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan! With its three major divisions, İçəri Şəhər, the ancient city, the Soviet built city, and the modern part, it’s a fascinating city.
Although Baku (and Azerbaijan in general) has experienced a rise in popularity in recent years, it’s still much too unknown to many travelers. We would like to change this and we hope to find a nice group of Baku loving locals who want to help us do that :).
Of course, Baku has some beautiful tourist highlights such as the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, the Maiden Tower, the Fountain Square, and the Heydar Aliyev Center.
But what is it like to experience Baku like a local? Where can you get the best coffee or local Plov? Where do locals relax or celebrate? This is what many travelers want to know!
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