Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Baku: Hours, Address, Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Being one of the most recognized architectural landmarks worldwide, the Heydar Aliyev Center is in the meantime one of the signature architectural landmarks of modern Baku. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid, a worlwide recognized architect and Pritzker Prize winner.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from £11.21
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Olga L
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Business
Amazing building by Zaha Hadid is a true landmark of the city. I cannot imagine Baku without it. This time I visited the exhibition by Brazilian street-artist Nina Pandolfo that impressed me very much. There are also other exhibitions running in the Center: traditional Azerbaijan, art dolls, etc and what I love the most - the contemporary sculpture by Anish Kapoor, Tony Kregg and others. It’s definitely a place worth visiting💙
Written 15 January 2022
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Ahmad A
Safwa, Saudi Arabia27 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
It is a must go in Azebaijan. An amazing museum. So delighted to had a chance to visit this place with my family.
Written 27 November 2021
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stacy558
New York City, New York68 contributions
Oct 2021
The cultural center offers a few different experiences at once. The grounds and building are beautiful and worth going to even if you don't go inside. But you should definitely go inside. The exhibits inside are diverse and interesting. You can learn about Heydar Aliyev and through him some of the history of the country. When I read about some of the exhibits - dolls, architectural models, cars through the ages, musical instruments - I didn't necessarily think I would be interested in all of them. But each was so well done and with such beautiful pieces on display, that I really enjoyed them all. I only with we had more time on our visit.
Written 26 October 2021
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SeattleRoger
Seattle143 contributions
Sep 2021
Wonderful building design. Lots of fascinating exhibits. Particularly liked models of Baku buildings. Art doll collection solid, as is collector musical instruments.
Written 3 October 2021
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Alipinofw
Manila, Philippines204 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
It may be another one if the many Zaha Hadid buildings, and most of the time, the locals just drop tourists off for a photo session of the iconic exteriror.

thanks to a windy day, I decided to go inside and behold, it's even more beautiful inside. The structure is truly a spectacle to see AND, THE EXHIBITIONS are very interesting and engaging.

I saw the Azerbaijian History and Music exhibitions, which are decked with multimedia engagements that truly help me understand the culture more. in fact, the exhibitions allowed me to. make sense of whatever I see in the old city and yaderdag later.

but, if not for these exhibitions (which may not be permanent), at least come to see the scale models of all iconic buildings of Azerbaijian.

coffee shop only serves coffee.
Written 13 September 2021
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cathyd
Jekyll Island, GA2,011 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We visited the center as part of our tour. The building is amazing, inside and out. We started on the top floor and worked our way down through the different exhibits. I loved the dolls and the musical instruments.
Written 11 September 2021
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Natalia P
Ankara, Turkey78 contributions
Aug 2021
The building itself looks like a space ship from the other planet. It opens rather late: at 11.00. There are several museums inside. We spent about 4 hours visiting different exhibitions. One feels hungry but there is no food in the museum cafe. They serve only tea/coffee.
The car museum is big and full of interesting car models. Some of them quite old. People are allowed to take photos there, but if you approach the car a lot the security panicks.))
There is an exhibition of miniatures of famous buildings in Baku. It's also worth visiting. There is also etnography and archeology exhibition there.
But my favorite museum there is toys museum! It's the best toys museum I've ever seen. The dolls look like sculptures not like dolls. They look like real human beings but of small size. Some of the dolls represent local people in national clothes. They must be heroes from local legends and fairy tales. Their clothes is so rich in details! The other dolls represent Kings, princes or Queens from middle ages. They all look like real art. There is a section with funny dolls.
Written 24 August 2021
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Mohamed E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
Aug 2021
Loved the style of the Architecture and the design. The building looks amazing on the night and the morning.

Note that when the morning to bring sunglasses because the building and the ground is white and reflects the sun a lot.
Written 20 August 2021
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Mohga Moamen
Cairo, Egypt207 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
It was easy to get there, the architecture is great and the center was near the sign of “I love Baku”.
Written 12 February 2021
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
Feb 2020
Azerbaijan is a mysterious country for common people. The best way to have a good idea about history, people, traditions as well as modern day country is to visit this magnificent architectural monument and get a closer encounter of all aspect of life and culture of Azerbaijan. It's a journey throughout the ages from the bronze age and Islamic heritage all the way to being part of the soviet union till the independence and modern day republic and the problems it faces. Traditional costumes, music, arts, architecture and literature as well as the people of Azerbaijan are also present. And finally the 2 major aspects, the life of the modern nation founder, Heydar Aliyev, and the conflict with neighboring Armenia. It's a complete resume of modern wealthy country. It's worth mentioning this interesting architecture is the work of famous Iraqi female engineer, Zaha Hadid, a very interesting modern architect whose magnificent designs are trade marks in every corner of the world.
Written 21 January 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center is open:
  • Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £11.15, while a popular guided tour starts around £17.49 per person. See all 84 Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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