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“Most beautiful building in the world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
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3-Hour Private Baku Night Tour
Ranked #3 of 116 things to do in Baku
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Most beautiful building in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I don't think there can be another modern building as amazing as this one. It is totally unique. The only negative is that the security staff that walk around don't allow you to be too close to take photos and I wasn't allowed inside to look.

Visited March 2014
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“breathless architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

a building like white waves that make you float, a liquid vision with no borders. To go inside you need to buy a ticket for one of the museum but you do not haveaccess to the orchestra hall. A pity

Visited December 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Great architecture and functions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

A lovely building, amazing architecture and interieor design, multifunctional exhibition complex from modernst

Visited October 2013
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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“An architectural wonder designed by world famous Zaha Hadid”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

This building is gorgeous, adventurous and multifaceted not only from the outside but also from the inside! If you know Zaha Hadid you will definitely enjoy this building as she is a futuristic and outstanding architect.
Amazing how every perspective on the building looks like a different building. What is remarkable is that the structures of white waves is continued inside in form of different levels, the staircase or to separate different exhibitions that are hosted inside.
During my visit they had 3 current exhibitions: The Heydar Aliyev's life exhibition, carpet exhibition and one that displayed miniature buildings that are build and planned in Baku as well a very nice cultural exhibition.
The futuristic style of the building is even reflected in the small cafe. You can order your refreshments over the iPad that ly at the white bar.
Well worth a visit!
If you come by Metro I would recommend to leave the same way you came because it was just insane/impossible to cross the street at the front of the building.

Visited October 2013
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“An amazing piece of architecture.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

This building is an amazing piece of architecture and is even neater on the inside. The acoustics are wonderful and the stage visible from every level.

Visited November 2013
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