7 Best Azerbaijan Instagram

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Azerbaijan

With thousands of kilometres of coastline, Azerbaijan is surrounded by the Caspian Sea – aka the world’s largest lake.

Azerbaijan is known as the ‘Land of Fire’ because of the “burning hillsides”, where wildfires are caused by natural gases.

Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City and iconic skyscrapers that frame the skyline. You’ll want to explore all the beauty there is to see here, so we’ve picked the must-have Azerbaijan Instagram locations.

1. Heydar Aliev Center

Designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, this slick building in Baku is famous for its distinctive architecture and flowing, curved style.

Strike a pose with this incredible piece of brickwork behind you for a seriously cool Azerbaijan Instagram shot.


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2. Astara

The city of Astara in Azerbaijan is a short walk across the border from Astara, Iran. One of the most beautiful places in the country, mountains and lush greenery surround the city.


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3. Icheri Sheher

The charming area of Icheri Sheher was once part of the ancient walled city of Baku.

You’ll see the Maiden Tower that dates from the 12th century, as well as Shirvanshah Palace from the 13th century. It’s also the ideal spot to pick up a traditional souvenir.


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4. Flame Towers

The iconic Flame Towers are a trio of skyscrapers in Baku, consisting of apartments, office buildings and a hotel.

For the best Azerbaijan Instagram snap of these towers, head to the revolving rooftop bar at the Hilton Hotel.


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5. Gobustan National Park

Did you know Azerbaijan is home to nearly a third of the world’s mud volcano’s? Visit these bubbling, messy wonders in Gobustan National Park for an explosive photo of your trip.


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6. Sheki City

Sheki City was a stop off on the Silk Road and was famous for exquisite silks and other textiles – you’ll still find handicrafts made locally.

It’s a small city but has gorgeous castles and ancient bathhouses to explore.


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7. Lake Goygol

Reach this ‘Blue Lake’ with a scenic hour journey from the town of Ganja that passes through the mountains.

The banks of the lake are covered with trees and the water is crystal clear. Natural beauty at its best.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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