Azerbaijan: Short a first-timer's guide
Azerbaijan is a country of ancient traditions located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. It is enough to listen to the music played on tar and kamancha - ancient musical instruments of Azerbaijan!
Come to Baku and watch the famous "Leyli and Majnun", "Seven Beauties", "Arshin Mal Alan" opera and ballet! Take a look at the magnificence of the Philharmonic Garden. Take a look at the streets of the ancient city of Icheri Sheher and visit a modern Nizami (Torgowi) street. Baku is a rich city, and it can only be viewed from the highest point, which is Highland Park. You can see Boulevard Park and watch the Caspian Sea mixed together with the sky from there.
Azerbaijan is beautiful every season in its own way. You can go skiing in the winter in Shahdag, Tufandağ, go to the beach enjoy the waters of the Caspian Sea in the summer, taste the pomegranate and quince fruits in the fall, and finally, you can celebrate Nowruz (spring festival) to get to know the spirit of the country in the spring.
Azerbaijan is located in 9 climatic zones. All kinds of fruits are grown here. The beauty of nature will fascinate you! The richness of the trees comes from the rich soil. The sound of flowing rivers is heard and the mountains are seen from afar.
Come to the friendly, hospitable, and talented masters and enjoy delicious cuisine!
Beyond the cities, and disconnected Naxchıvan, most of Azerbaijan’s scenic highlights lie in the spectacular, snowcapped Greater Caucasus or its luxuriantly forested foothills. Some of these zones are accessible from the Baku–Balakən road, others from the Quba–Qusar area, but unless you’re prepared to hike via 3000m-plus passes there’s no direct way to cross between these two regions.