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“Bubbling city(centre)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fountain Square

Fountain Square
Baku, Azerbaijan
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Baku
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Bubbling city(centre)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The traditional centre and meeting point of Baku's citiziens, busy all day, even during the night and every day. Lots of good restaurants, cafes here and close.

Visited October 2013
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“Fun and real place in Baku”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

All around in Fountain Square were people young and old enjoying the time walking around, watching the merry-go-round, watching children playing in the chairs that had hacks that looked like faces, playing with the lit paving stones. Around the sides were reasonable priced cafes with good food, shops and even up-market ones at that, and a spirit of just enjoyment in the people of being there. I noticed as well several times this is where the BBC "Man on the Street" would set up to ascertain the climate of the people of Baku. This area is not quite the Old City, not quite the glitz of 28Mall, but certainly has a great feel of the city to it.

Visited October 2013
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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“The heart of the centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This Square is located in the centre of the city and is famous because it's one of the oldest squares of Baku. Nowadays it's very modern and larger than it was many years ago. It always had many various fountains, cafes and also had many attractions for children. This square was also known as a place of free artists' gathering, the place where tourists could buy very beautiful pictures of "Old Baku", antiques and souvenirs. Nowdays there isn't passage full of artists and souvenirs, the fountains are reconstructed and unfortunately, the square lost its spice. Nevertheless, every tourist visiting Baku must have a walk along this square and spend there at least one hour. Have an advice: If you want to enjoy the view of the square having meal at the same time, then find "Nargiz centre" and go up for the top, where it has a restaurant "Dalida", order something national and enjoy!!!
P.S. If you have time, then have a walk to the "Malakan" square and "Gubernator" square. Tha last one is may famous, especially in the evenings.

Visited November 2013
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Naples, Italy
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“The central part of Baku”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fountain Square is the place where, if you don't know any other landmark, to meet.
Lots of restaurants, bars, clubs in the square and off the side streets.
Plenty of fountains, and I mean plenty, very picturesque in the evenings as most of the fountains are lit.

Visited November 2013
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Sumqayıt, Sumqayit, Azerbaijan
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“design has changed a bit but still nice place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Recent restoration has changed the design of the square (now we have less fountains there than used to be). But it is still one of the most crowd and lively places in the city. lots of fashion boutiques and restaurants. there are few museums and book stores. Overall, it is must see place if you are visiting Baku.

Visited November 2013
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