AZERBAIJAN FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2018AZERBAIJAN F1 2018
27 29 APR (PROVISIONAL)

DESTINATION & TOURISM

Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do

    Background

    Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, and is twinned with the European cities of Naples in Italy, Sarajevo in Bosnia and Izmir in Turkey. Baku is famous for its unique soviet-era floating island located in the middle of the Caspian Sea, which is the oldest offshore oil city in the world.

    • Language: Azerbaijani
    • Currency: Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)
    • Time Zone: AZST (GMT+0500)

    International Travel

    Heydar Aliyev International Airport is located around 20 kilometres north-east of Baku city. The Baku airport is served by a few major airlines such as Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways, as well as few smaller airlines. A bus service connects the airport and the city with stops at Koroglu metro station and 28 May metro station, it runs every 30 minutes between 6am and 10pm and every 60 minutes during night time. Tickets must be purchased before getting inside the bus from ticket machines located at the exit of the airport terminal.

    Accommodation

    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Holiday Packages

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    Things To Do

    Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the Absheron Peninsula

    Must-See

    • Old City Baku

    The Old City is the historical centre of Baku, while wandering throughout the Old City, you will find medieval palaces alongside modern mansions.

    • The fire temple of Ateshgah

    The Baku Ateshgah, also known as the "Fire Temple of Baku" is a religious temple which was used as a Hindu and Zoroastrian place of worship. The fire temple of Ateshgah was a philosophical pilgrimage landmark for Zoroastrians.

    • Flame Towers

    The Flame Towers is the tallest skyscraper in Baku.

    • Gobustan Rock Art

    The Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a real gem featuring inhabited caves, settlements and burials, a real delight for fans of the Prehistoric era and the Middle-Age.

    • Palace of the Shirvanshahs

    The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace described by the UNESCO as "one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture".

    Location Map

    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event date changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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