Fountain Square

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Katherine D
Baku, Azerbaijan98 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I live near Fountain square - always lively because there are so many cafes and restaurants. I haven’t been to one I don’t like! If you like bargains, there is a Miniso store, but also many other stores, phone companies banks, etc. Actually, it’s the center of Baku life in many ways. A short walk will get you to the old city. The surrounding area and Icherisher are also quite beautiful!
Written January 12, 2020
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nadi O o
Israel1,181 contributions
Jun 2022
This is the place to meet the locals. It is such a lively place mainly on weekend when dozens of thousands are strolling around and in the nearby pedestrian street. The locals are nice, polite, hospitable and easy going. The fountains are nice as well but for me the human side was more impressive,
Written June 27, 2022
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK20,064 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Whilst we were in central Baku we visited Fountain Square which is an attractive public space with a huge array of fountains in different styles and arrangements. The square was initially constructed during Soviet times and was previously called Parapet. The whole area was buzzing with people when we visited as the square is surrounded by restaurants and shops making it a popular place to visit. It is one of the many attractions that Baku has to offer.
Written May 25, 2020
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TappyAlAin
Al Ain1 contribution
Baku: I worked there for two summers in 1998 and 2000. It was a safe place. Fountain Sq was a very theatrical place to have a beer. A lot of Azeri women in revealing clothing were walking about looking for a western guy, any western guy to befriend them. One note of caution: I found on more than one occasion while sitting with groups of westerners when we came to pay the bill, we were also billed for Azeris who sat with us and drank beer. It was very hard to get the Azeris to pay up. It appeared they expected us to pay even if we weren't friends or anything. I got a bit tired of being taken for granted. I never had as many women's eyes on me as I had in Baku. I think they saw me as some kind of walking passport out of there for them. I didn't find it flattering at all.
I wouldn't say there was a whole lot to do there but perhaps it's changed a bit since then. There was the Caspian of course, the beaches but the weather was sticky. Getting out to the Caucasus area meant taking a driver. Taking a driver who was polite, interested and good company was another challenge!
Written May 23, 2008
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Kevin Milner
Norwich, UK19 contributions
The square is the heart of the pedestrian part of the town, with lots of new expensive western designer shops dotted among the older Azeri markets and small boutiques. The locals throng the square at weekends as a popular venue is now on the corner of the square, Mc Donalds has set up shop in Baku and was doing a roaring trade with the young hip crowd. There are restaurants and eating places for every budget within a few hundred meters of the main square and bars and clubs too.
It is a safe area to walk around with the proviso of any new place keep to the main streets and don't draw attention to yourself.
I would recomend Baku for a short break in the summer months when the weather is much better. The nearby Beach area has fun fair rides and a pleasant walk. Hotels range from very high quality to budget accomodation but personally I would steer clear of the low cost rooms. Baku is a city that is developing all the time some expect lots of traffic and construction activity.
Written December 3, 2007
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ucamir
Tehran, Iran20 contributions
Jan 2019
it is very nice specially in night. it is close to nezami street and narges restaurant that i suggest it to try.
Written December 22, 2019
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
The Fountain Square can be called the heart of Baku. You can feel the pulse of the city in this boutique clustered piazza. Built in 1868, this socioeconomic centre was designed by architect Kasim Bey Hajibababayov. It is commonly called the as “Parapet” but in the Soviet times it was called the Karl Marx Square. You can see several interesting fountains in this area. These days there are many popular restaurants, hotels, boutiques and shops built around this square. It is the most popular gathering place of bakuites and you can see concerts and other public events here one the weekends.
Written January 19, 2018
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kinfinder
Santa Clarita, CA73 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
Unfortunately we had only scheduled a day in Baku, arriving from Ashgabat at 3:00 a.m. and leaving on the night train to Tbilisi at 8:45 p.m. Had we known, we would have planned to stay longer. Fountain Square is a lovely area and feeds into Nizami (formerly Trade Street), which in my mind competes with some of the finest in Paris. It is also very close to the Old City, which is worth hours of wandering.
Written May 19, 2013
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Discover786108
Petrozavodsk, Russia26 contributions
Sep 2019
It was very pleasantly - to walk on the Fountain Square in the warm evenings after busy working days. Fountains are amazing, and the rest near fountains is very nice and great!!!
Written January 12, 2020
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MikeLinda23
Llandudno, UK426 contributions
Nov 2019
Key location, and so many bars just off Fountain Square. Unfortunately we did not see it at its best because they were setting up quite a large Christmas market, which did not open while we were there.Wish they would get rid of the man with the monkey though- not nice.
Written November 22, 2019
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