In the past century Baku was called the Paris of the East, but today it looks more like Dubai, and the source of fabulous wealth of these two megacities was and still is oil. This city manages the impossible: incredibly quickly acquire a modern face, filling with masterpieces of modern architecture, but at the same time maintain the charm of the mysteries of the ancient East. In the morning you can go to the local bazaar and buy the famous carpet, carefully woven by hand, and in the evening go to admire the futuristic buildings, as if from the city of the future. Take a walk down the street where Yuri Nikulin so carelessly broke his “Diamond Hand”. Explore the unique mud volcanoes, some 25 million years old according to scientists’ calculations. Then admire the world’s best building of 2014, created by the world famous Zaha Hadid. And finally enjoy the amazing Azerbaijani cuisine that delights people all over the world. Baku is an intertwining of times, religions, and styles, surrounded by the majestic Caspian Sea and the Orient. We invite you to explore the world of Baku together with Go to Star!
— what the best building of 2014 looks like;
— where Yuri Nikulin had his diamonds put in his cast;
— where is the Shemakhan queen from?
— what ancient mud volcanoes look like;
— how do the carpets woven by the best seamstresses feel by touch?
— what was Baku’s contribution to the Nobel Prize?