Discover Azerbaijan – the “Land of Fire” and the “Pearl of the Caucasus”. A country where the East meets the West and creates a magical mixture of culture, traditions and history. Historically being part of the Great Silk Road, today Azerbaijan is an important economic, cultural and geopolitical centre of many civilizations.
Cave drawings at Gobustan, the Palace of Sheki Khans, the Maiden Tower, Momine-Khatun and Garabaghlar mausoleums, the castles of Absheron, ancient manuscripts decorated with exquisite miniature paintings, arts and sculpture – all of this is just a small part of the country’s rich and priceless heritage. Explore Azerbaijan’s stunning landscape by hiking the Caucasus or simply enjoy a peaceful walk in some of the country’s majestic natural areas – Istisu, the Hirkan National park, Zagatala reserve and Lake Goygol.
The cosmopolitan capital Baku is home to the iconic Flame Towers and a UNESCO World Heritage site - the ancient Old City. The vibrant capital will give you the chance to experience the country’s traditional cuisine, while at the same time offers you a wide variety of well-known international dishes. Spend your holiday enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Caspian Sea in the summer and go skiing in the country’s primary mountain resort Shahdag in the winter.
Currency: Azerbaijani Manat
Visa: For a length of stay in the country of up to 30 days, a one-time electronic visa can be obtained from the ASAN visa online portal and is sent directly to the applicant’s e-mail. Electronic visas are valid for 30 days and are a single entry. The state fee is 20 US dollars for a visa.