Zaha Hadids` Cultural Center

by Nurana Hasanova
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  • Location
    Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Duration
  • Group Size
    Up to 100+ guests
  • Language(s)
    • English,
    • Русский (Russian)
  • $


Azerbaijan is a country cherishing its values.

Respect for national and moral wealth, history, traditions, the human factor and citizens is our top priority. The modern Azerbaijan is recognized in the world through its nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev. And the Center bearing the name of Heydar Aliyev has become a symbol of modern Azerbaijan and modern Baku. Many of those who happened to see the design of the Heydar Aliyev Center for the first time had hard times to believe that such a project might ever come true.In fact,even in theory ,the erection of the building of a such extraordinary design looked far from being anyhow realistic.

Meet Your Guide

Nurana Hasanova
Nurana Hasanova

Nurana Hasanova is greeting you from Azerbaijan!!! I am pleased to invite you to a fantastic walking, historical and cultural virtual tours in Azerbaijan and believe that the itinerary surpasses your expectations. It’s truly a lovely country with so much to take in along the way. The people are very warm a welcoming and their relaxed way of life soon becomes part of your daily routine. I am ready to use my wealth of knowledge and expertise, which will be integrated to your overall experience. The natural pools are just spectacular, with mountains, lakes, sea, waterfalls in is a challenge especially around this time of year, however definitely a cherish memory and one for the photo album. About me: My name is Nurana Hasanova, 39 years old. And, I am certified tour guide and coordinator in Baku city.

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Preparing for your Experience

Construction of the Center’s facility was launched in 2007 and completed on May 10, 2012, to celebrate the National Leader’s 89th anniversary. Recognized as one of the world’s masterpieces in architecture, the Heydar Aliyev Center has immediately grown into a signature architectural landmark of modern Baku. Zaha Hadid, the author of the building's design, is a worldwide recognized architect and the winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize. Not a single straight line was used in the Center’s design. The overall shape of the building resembles a wave-like ascension from the ground towards the sky followed by gradual descent down to the earth. This is not only a tribute to post-modern architecture, but also a portrayal of an eternal cycle.