Crescent Moon Building


Several gleaming towers are under construction at Crescent Bay opposite Port Baku, including a potentially phenomenal architectural attention-grabber in the form of a gigantic upside-down crescent moon. That building remains unfinished – construction is reportedly stalled due to technical problems with the upper curve – but once finished it should be yet another great architectural legacy for the city.

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Nearby Baku attractions

1. Dom Soviet

0.36 MILES

Baku's most striking Soviet-era building is a gigantic stone construction fronted by an impressive series of layered stone arches and topped by rows of…


0.54 MILES

This joyous tailor-made gallery uses struts and tubing to create a wide variety of intimate viewing spaces, in many of which you can recline on bean-bag…

3. Supreme Court

0.75 MILES

Elegant new stone building with colonnaded pseudo-Greek frontage.

4. Baku Business Center

0.75 MILES

One of the Bulvar's striking if smaller modern constructions, the BBM is a 21st-century conference centre with a blue-glass sea-facing back, but a…

5. Clock Pylon


Looking somewhere between an electricity pylon and an oil derrick, this digital clock forms a central Bulvar landmark.

6. Bulvar

0.83 MILES

Full of rare trees, cafes, fountains and fairground rides, the central sweep of Baku's seafront park is eternally popular with families, amateur musicians…

7. Museum Centre

0.86 MILES

Once a Lenin Museum, this column-fronted neoclassical building has a sternly photogenic facade that looks best seen from across the Bulvar. Inside, the…

8. Historical Museum

1.01 MILES

Well-presented exhibits on Azerbaijan’s history and culture might miss the odd century here and there, but there’s more than enough to fill several hours…