The Baku Boulevard
The Baku Promenade, known as Baku Boulevard, is a pedestrian promenade in the heart of the capital of Azerbaijan.
It was first established in 1909 and then built in the 1920s and was originally intended to provide a clean, pleasant walkway to stroll along and admire the many beautiful buildings that line it.
At that time, the design, titled “Zvezda” (Star), featured a bathing house, a luxurious restaurant, and 12 pavilions.
It was finally completed in 2012 and opened to the public on New Year’s Eve. The promenade stretches almost 4 kilometers along the Caspian Sea and is considered one of Azerbaijan’s most popular attractions, drawing large numbers of tourists and locals alike.
The promenade has a variety of attractions, including restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels, and entertainment venues.
In 1999, the boulevard was proclaimed a National Park by Heydar Aliyev, former president of Azerbaijan.
The boulevard is one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world. For Azerbaijan is a symbol of accomplishment after a long period of construction.
The boulevard was built on the former site of the Bibi-Heybat garbage dump and is now considered to be one of the cleanest promenades in Europe. With its wide variety of trees and flowers, it’s not hard to see why locals and tourists alike enjoy spending time here.
The Baku promenade connects the old city to the new city. There are also benches along the promenade where you can sit and enjoy the view, as well as street vendors who sell traditional goods.
The design includes new public spaces, pedestrian walkways, and green areas. There will also be additional attractions soon, such as cafes, restaurants, movie theaters, and shops.
The boulevard has a large amusement park, a yacht club, and a musical fountain. There are also many statues celebrating Azerbaijan’s forefathers. It is perfect for tourists because it is next to the busy International Centre of Mugham, where they can enjoy traditional music performances.
Today the Baku Boulevard is one of the most loved public spaces in Azerbaijan, a fascinating landmark and a meeting point for all those who visit the capital Baku.