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Illuminated skyline, Baku

Sipping tea among skyscrapers and mosques

Looking for a holiday in a city where traditional buildings stand next to ultra-modern architecture? Book flights to Baku and wander past Fountain Square, enjoy the beautiful mosques and visit Oil Rocks. The boulevard is the central meeting place of this harbour city on the Caspian Sea. Take an enjoyable stroll through the flower beds, chestnut trees and palm trees. There is no need to rush. The laidback residents move at a pretty relaxed pace.

Shop in the charming old city

The old city centre of Baku offers excellent shopping. Peruse the medieval streets that are enclosed by a 12th-century city wall. Buy a handmade carpet or relax in a tea bar. This is also where you will find the Maiden Tower, the symbol of Baku. And make sure you don’t miss the Palace of the Shirvanshah. Baku is not only perfect for a city trip but also makes a great starting point for a longer holiday in Azerbaijan. Expect to be surprised: book a flight to Baku now!

Magical sea of flames

Azerbaijan means ‘land of fire’ and it is easy to see why. The Flame Towers, three ultra-modern skyscrapers, grace the skyline of the capital Baku. At night, watch how the tops of these buildings ‘burn’ with thousands of LED lights. But the original reason for the country’s nickname is much older. Just outside of the city lies Yanar Dag, a hill filled with natural gas. It seems almost unreal but this mountain has been on fire for thousands of years. Grab a glass of traditional Azerbaijani tea and warm yourself by the magical flames. Don’t get too close!

Book flights to Baku for a fascinating city trip

Looking for a cheap flight to Baku? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in Azerbaijan before you know it.

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