Bahram Gur Statue

Statue in Baku

In a fountain pool in front of the lower Funicular station, this powerful 1958 statue depicts a mythical Azerbaijani hero using a giant scimitar to slay a snake-like water-spewing 'dragon'. It makes a particularly good foreground for photos of the Flame Towers especially at dusk when the lights have started to play.

The character is drawn from Nizami's classic Seven Beauties.