The Heydar Aliyev Center is the best building in the world
In 2012, at the site of the former plant,a building was built that is recognized as the best. This is the Heydar Aliyev Center. Baku boasts a beautiful architecture that attracts both locals and tourists, and the new building has become one of them. In 2014 he was recognized as the best in the world.
Visitors say that there is something to see, and it's better not to come for an hour or two, but for the whole day.
The cultural center of Heydar Aliyev is strikingbeauty and greatness. The author of the project - Zaha Hadid admits that this work was a flight of creativity. In fact, built without a single straight line, both outside and inside, the building seemed to come and froze among the urban stone jungles. The city legend says that the building in form is a copy of the signature of the former president, whose name is the Center. But this is just a beautiful urban myth.
The complex includes underground parking and a park. Inside, it was conditionally divided into three divisions:
- a museum dedicated to the life and political activities of Heydar Aliyev;
- halls dedicated to the culture of Azerbaijan;
- an auditorium.
The park presents works of contemporary art.
What can you see in the museum?
The museum includes the fullest information about the life of the national leader in the form of video, photo and audio materials.
It occupies 3 floors, and the first one represents the cars used by the President during the reign of Azerbaijan - 2 Mercedes, Zil and Seagull.
When moving from one floor to another, you can see an electronic gallery on which some important dates with photos are replaced by others.
The second floor is occupied by the exposition with personal things of Heydar Aliyev - costumes, medals, decorations, gifts.
The exposition is subtly interwoven with otherexhibits that reflect the history of Azerbaijan - the pointe shoes of the first Azerbaijani ballerina Gemer Almaszade, the gramophone of the singer Bul-Bul, the father of the famous singer Polad Bul-Bul oglu, the fan of Shovket Aleskerova - the first opera singer.
A separate mini-exhibition is devoted to foreign meetings.
In order to familiarize yourself with the materials, you need to touch the flag of the desired country.
What are the interesting exhibition halls?
The Center of Heydar Aliyev pays attention tovisitors exhibits reflecting the cultural and historical heritage of the country. The "Masterpieces of Azerbaijan" hall is dedicated to the country's historical and cultural heritage: ancient coins and ornaments, clay and copper products from the Middle Ages, cave paintings from Gobustan, ancient copies of sacred books, traditional Azerbaijani carpets and musical instruments. An interesting feature of musical artifacts is that, stepping on the rug in front of the exhibit, you can hear how it sounds. Here you can get acquainted with mugam - the ancient national musical direction.
Of course, tourists come to Azerbaijan toto get acquainted with its culture and history. But not everyone has the opportunity to travel the whole country. The center of Heydar Aliyev offers a trip throughout the country, without leaving the museum. To do this, you need to go to "Mini Azerbaijan" - an exhibition hall where you can get acquainted with the famous architectural monuments - Momine-Khatun mausoleum, Maiden Tower, Baku railway station, Philharmonic building, Government House, Green Theater, Baku Crystal Hall, Olympic Stadium and Oil Fund.
For gourmets and wishing to get acquainted withAzerbaijani culture, the Heydar Aliyev Center offers to visit the exhibition "Welcome to Azerbaijan". At the exhibits you can see photos of natural, architectural monuments, and a photo of the culinary variety of Azerbaijani cuisine. You can not only look at it, but also taste it in the cafe that is in the building.
In addition to permanent exhibitions, the Heydar Aliyev Centeraccepts and traveling exhibitions. In 2013, June 21, there was an exhibition of Andy Warhol "Life, Beauty and Death," which included about a hundred works and short films.
October 1, 2013 was an exhibition of the Azerbaijani artist, President of the Academy of Arts Tahir Salahov "At the turn of the century."
The center of Heydar Aliyev includes the auditorium. It includes:
- a concert hall with 4 levels;
- 2 multifunctional conference halls;
- rooms for official meetings;
- media center.
The capacity of the conference halls is 2000 people. They were completely made of wood to achieve the perfect acoustics.
Those wishing to visit Gaidar Aliyev Center will have useful contact information.
Address: Azerbaijan, Baku, Narimanov district, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1, Heydar Aliyev Center. Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday - 11:00 -19: 00.
Saturday - Sunday - 11:00 - 18:00.
Phones: (+99412) 505-60-01, (+99412) 505-60-03, (+99412) 505-60-04.
The price of tickets varies from 5 to 20 manats, depending on the number of exhibitions visited.
The staff of the Center owns 3 languages (Azerbaijani, Russian and English).