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Baku’s most popular street

04 November 2016 [17:42] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Nizami Street, a large pedestrian and shopping street in downtown Baku, Azerbaijan, is the most favorite place for rest both guests and residents of the city.

The traffic-free segment, which starts at the Fountains Square and ends at the Rashid Behbudov Street, is commonly known as Torgovaya (the Merchant Street).

The street named after legendary classical poet Nizami Ganjavi, is crowded both during the day and night.

Neither rain nor snow can stop people from walking across the heart of the City of Winds filled with comfort and luxury.

One of the most expensive streets in the world is home to various outlets, architectural monuments, museums, theaters, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, places for recreation and fashion stores.

The street also accommodates the embassies of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Austria, as well as the European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan.

Architecture of the street reflects a synthesis of various styles such as “neo-renaissance”, “neo-gothic”, “baroque” and “neoclassicism”. Houses are dressed with limestone called aglay.

Masterly introduced eastern and national motives are especially felt in implementation of arches of the buildings.

Torgovaya is connected with the Fountain Square, which has a  long history as well. The square  derives its name from the presence of dozens of fountains constructed during the Soviet period.

It starts from the Istiglaliyyat Street and walls of the Icheri Sheher and stretches through Nizami Street.

The fountains square is a venue form various public festivals, colorful shows and celebrations.


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