Baku Art Galleries Tour, Baku (Self Guided)

Azerbaijan has a fantastic cultural heritage that goes back generations to the age of antiquity. Here in Baku numerous galleries display the work of both established and up and coming artists. Take our tour to see the best artworks in the city.
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Baku Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Baku Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Azerbaijan » Baku (See other walking tours in Baku)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Author: ellen
Art Group

1) Art Group

Established in 1995, the Art Group is one of the largest centers of its kind in the country. Prominent Azerbaijani artists Elmar and Jamelya Gashiev manage this wonderful venue, which has lots of beautiful paintings photographs, carpets, ceramics and antiques for the visitor to enjoy.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
The Center of Modern Art

2) The Center of Modern Art

Located in the very heart of the city, this center is one of Baku’s most popular galleries. The center of the modern art is one of the most popular galleries in Baku. Well-known modern masterpieces by Esmer Narimanbeyova, Zakir Huseynov Yavar Sultans, Rasim Babayev and Qorkhmaz Efendi sit alongside works by young talented artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm
Gallery Qiz Qalasi

3) Gallery Qiz Qalasi

The Qiz Qalasi Gallery is located in the heart of Old Town Baku. This private gallery was founded by prominent Azerbaijan artist Salkhab Mamedov in 1999. Its three exhibition halls display some of the most outstanding artworks created in Azerbaijan in the last century.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm
Baku Center of Art (Yeni Gallery)

4) Baku Center of Art (Yeni Gallery)

Opened in 1986, this prominent cultural venue offers an independent space to foster the creativity of Baku artists. The works of many professional and budding artists, photographers, architects, composers, vocalists, poets and other creative people are presented here.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
The Museum Centre Art Gallery

5) The Museum Centre Art Gallery

Located within the Museum Centre are five exhibition halls dedicated to art. Here you can see paintings, graphics, conceptual art, photography, sculpture, fine art and children’s art. A marvelous, unique aspect of this gallery is its glass roof, which casts the sunlight of the day on these amazing artworks.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Union of Artists Exhibition Hall

6) Union of Artists Exhibition Hall

Established in 1932, the Azerbaijan Union of Artists is a collective organization of about 800 professional artists and art historians. This hub of national art development is involved in purchasing about 1,000 artworks each year for its many exhibitions. Visitors to this institution can see lots of paintings, monumental art, sculpture, fine art and graphics.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm

Walking Tours in Baku, Azerbaijan

Create Your Own Walk in Baku

Create Your Own Walk in Baku

Creating your own self-guided walk in Baku is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Baku Kids Tour

Baku Kids Tour

Baku is a very friendly city which welcomes families as well as adult travelers. In fact, there are lots of fun places for children to visit here, such as entertainment centers, musical fountains and candy stores. The highlight of the city for most kids is a visit to the Baku Aqua Park. Take our tour to discover the best family-oriented sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Baku Museums Tour

Baku Museums Tour

As the cultural center of Azerbaijan, Baku home to a number of state history and art museums that preserve the country’s national culture and identity. The city also has a number of museums you won’t find anywhere else, such as the Miniature Book Museum and the Carpet Museum. Take our tour to learn about the fascinating history and achievements of Azerbaijan and see some unique exhibits.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Baku Architecture Tour

Baku Architecture Tour

The city of Baku is an architectural marvel that delights with its historic buildings, grand mansions and cultural diversity. The Old City, for example, is full of fantastic old mosques and palaces that are listed as heritage monuments by UNESCO. The city is especially beautiful at night when it is wonderfully illuminated. Take our tour to see the most impressive architectural sights in Baku.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Baku Daily Life Tour

Baku Daily Life Tour

Modern Baku is a city of great contrasts – rich in culture and history, it has managed to combine old Islamic traditions with contemporary lifestyles. Visitors can get a real sense of this atmosphere by taking our Daily Life Tour of Baku’s splendid cafes, parks, cinemas and theatres, where locals live their daily lives.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Baku Cultural Venues Tour

Baku Cultural Venues Tour

Over the course of its long history, Azerbaijan has given rise to a lot of talented figures in areas such areas as art, music, carpet making and architecture. To discover their immense contribution to the country’s rich culture, make a visit to one of the great concert halls, theatres, art centres and museums around the city listed on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Baku Places of Worship Tour

Baku Places of Worship Tour

While Azerbaijan is a predominantly Islamic country, there are also a number of Catholic and Orthodox churches in Baku, as well as Jewish synagogues. The city is most famous for its old mosques, which go all the way back to the 11th Century and are Baku’s top attraction for many visitors. Take our Places of Worship tour to see all the most prominent sacred sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Baku for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Baku has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Baku, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.