Azerbaijan, also known as Land of Fire, is the biggest country in South Caucasus region. Located on the shore of the largest lake – the Caspian Sea, this country offers you combination of colourful contradictions – placing as a gateway between East and West, existence of nine climatic zones out of thirteen, preservation of cultural heritage, as well as, conversion into cosmopolitan capital. Despite declaring its independence in only 1991, the country has rapidly enhanced its reputation and hosted heaps of international events, such as Eurovision Song Contest, European Games, Global Forum of UNAOC.
Being considered an ideal place for a multicultural lifestyle, Azerbaijan is a home to many ethnic minorities,nations and religions which means we are always ready to warmly welcome the people visiting our country! Apart from Land of Fire and Land of Contrasts, country is known as Land of Uniqueness with its mud volcanoes, burning mountain, town built on stils and museum of miniature books, as well. Some even claim this country has been the landing place of Noah’s Ark!
You will not want to leave the Azerbaijan once you taste the special meals of Azerbaijani cuisine, such as dolma and plov. The culture of making and sharing flatbread in the communities of 5 countries, including Azerbaijan has been included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The country is deemed to be a place of one of the earliest proto-human habitations dating back to at least 700.000 years-old history at Azykh cave, furthermore.
We promise you to have an unforgettable experience in Azerbaijan! Let’s share the ELSA Spirit together!