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5 Exotic Places to Visit in Azerbaijan

5. Baku

Baku

Baku, the capital, is located on the Caspian Sea and is a bit of a weird mix of old city-walled city and modern skyscrapers. Before the discovery of the oil, Baku was a sleepy little town that was run over by the world.

After oil was discovered in 1846, the city grew, broad boulevards and buildings were built to emulate Paris, as the Nouveaux rich loved everything French. The town grew into the early 20th century before the subsequent World Wars and Soviet rule ousted it from the world stage.