İmam Hüseyn Mosque


Overshadowed by vast new apartment towers, the fine İmam Hüseyn Mosque features some attractive Moorish and art nouveau stone-design elements. Opening hours are irregular but the mosque is worth seeing from the outside if it's closed.

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Nearby Baku attractions

1. Nәriman Nәrimanov Statue

0.12 MILES

No, it's not Lenin. This truly gigantic Soviet-era statue actually honours Nәriman Nәrimanov, Azerbaijan's first communist-era leader.

2. Təzə Pir Mosque


The grandest historic mosque in central Baku, Təzə Pir was built between 1903 and 1914, funded by a female philanthropist. More-recent renovations added…

3. Kiçik Qalart

0.38 MILES

Private gallery with changing modern-art exhibitions. It's tucked between a pretty shaded garden and a section of city wall that features a medieval-style…

4. Archangel Michael Russian Church


Originally built in 1845 for worshippers from the Russian Imperial Navy, today the modest Archangel Michael Russian Church is the hub for Baku’s Orthodox…

5. Museum of Miniature Books


One of Baku's charming oddities, this small museum presents books that are so small you'd need a magnifying glass to read the print. The fact that so many…

6. Artım


Changing exhibitions are necessarily a little hit-and-miss at this experimental art space, which gives a platform to young or emerging new Azerbaijani…

7. Vahid Gardens


An arched gateway in the Old City wall leads from İçerişəhər metro station to a pretty handkerchief of garden. It's dominated by the superbly imaginative…

8. Ali Şamsi’s Studio

0.41 MILES

Shoes walk across this gallery's fascinatingly off-beat front wall, whose centrepiece is a huge lion's face. Inside are paint splattered shirts and a…