Baku is the capital and the largest city of Azerbaijan. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown and the old Inner City (21,5 ha). The centre of Baku is the old town, which is also a fortress. In December 2000, the Inner City of Baku with the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower became the first location in Azerbaijan classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Baku has a vibrant life regarding theatre, opera and ballet, drawing both from the rich local dramatic portfolio and from the international repertoire. The main movie theatre is "Azerbaijan Cinema". Bayev, is one of the most ornate music halls in the city. The State Philharmonic Hall with excellent acoustic conditions often holds performances outside, in a pleasant park. The Carpet and Applied Arts Museum exhibits the carpets from all periods, styles and from both Azerbaijan proper and the Azeri provinces in Iran.
There are several British style pubs, among them "Corner bar, "Shakespeares" (reputed to serve the best pub food in Baku), "Finnigans" the "Rig bar", O'Malley's and the "Phoenix Bar". There is also a Jazz Club.
Airlines to fly to Baku : Aeroflot, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Aerosvit, Turkish Airlines, British Airways..