Oil Boom Architecture in Downtown Baku, Baku

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Watch oil money transform a neighborhood at Oil Boom Architecture in Downtown Baku, one of the first boom towns in the world. Observe nodding oil donkeys and mini offshore oil rigs. Take a walk among and watch offshore oil platforms in the distance at the Caspian Sea. In the town, rich beaux-arts architecture with elaborate mortar plastic on the facades, art and history museums, and opulent mansions of pre-revolutionary millionaires testify to the wealth of oil producers who started the boom about a century ago. Along the canals closer to the lakeshore, there are plenty of cafes and a long jetty. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Baku trip simple and quick.
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  • We passed through all of this area whilst on a small group tour and we were prevented from stopping for security reasons. However, most of the wells etc are in full view of the road and passing ways.....  more
    We passed through all of this area whilst on a small group tour and we were prevented from stopping for security reasons. However, most of the wells etc are in full view of the road and passing ways.....  more »
  • Probably no average tourist would visit Boom Town but he/she cannot really avoid it. It lies on the Absheron Peninsula, so he/she will have to pass it. The sight of the moving arms of the many oil... 
    Probably no average tourist would visit Boom Town but he/she cannot really avoid it. It lies on the Absheron Peninsula, so he/she will have to pass it. The sight of the moving arms of the many oil...  more »

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