At any time of year it is possible to visit Azerbaijan. Nine of the eleven climate zones that exist in our planet allow the country to welcome visitors all year round. But each of the seasons, of course, has its own unique colors and features. Which of them will bring you more pleasure can be found only through personal acquaintance with amazingly beautiful nature, the Caspian coast, ancient history and cultural traditions of Azerbaijan. We hope that the information we provide in this section will help you to choose the time to visit our country.
Recreation and entertainment zones located in Azerbaijan along the Caspian coast, forests and mountains will deliver an unforgettable experience to all those who love the sun, sea and sand, picnics and walks on forest trails, swimming under waterfalls and horseback riding. Many tourist regions of Azerbaijan have also numerous springs with thermal and mineral water, which has high therapeutic indices. One of the main features of the summer season is abundance of vegetables and fruit in Azerbaijan, admiring with their range and local varieties. Recreation and entertainment zones located in Azerbaijan along the Caspian coast, forests and mountains will deliver an unforgettable experience to all those who love the sun, sea and sand, picnics and walks on forest trails, swimming under waterfalls and horseback riding. Many tourist regions of Azerbaijan have also numerous springs with thermal and mineral water, which has high therapeutic indices. One of the main features of the summer season is abundance of vegetables and fruit in Azerbaijan, admiring with their range and local varieties. Surprisingly delicious cherries and apricot and honey-flavored peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pears, plums precede the season of watermelons, melons, figs, grapes, best varieties, which are comparable in quality with only the Greek and Italian. True gourmets like summer dishes of Azerbaijani cuisine based on local products, preserving its natural taste while cooking. Recently, more and more foreign visitors noted this feature in recipes Azerbaijani cuisine. This primarily refers to the summer barbecue in nature, which is made from fresh, succulent meats, fish, poultry and game. Barbecue in Azerbaijan is famous for at least an Italian tavern, inn Slavic, French bistro, Japanese seafood restaurant And all dishes are served necessarily cheese, greens, great meats and pickles, occupying pride of place on the menu. Centre of attraction visitors and tourists in Azerbaijan, as well as all fans of high art is Gabala Music Festival — a festival of classical music as well as jazz and mugham, which has held every summer since 2009 (late July — early August) in the Azerbaijani city — Gabala . The festival is held at the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, with the support of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Musical performances take place at an open-air in the chamber and concert halls Gabala. Orchestras and singers around the world take part in the Festival. Every two years there is an international piano competition. Since the fourth festival was held from July 22 to August 5, 2012, gathering 350 musicians from 10 countries. One of the guests of honor was the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit. Calm, sunny days, warm sea and summer-green forests, parks and gardens which begin to change their colors in late October — a real pleasure to spend autumn in Azerbaijan! Staying here will be filled with beautiful experiences without worrying about the weather often interfering the program of staying the tourists in other countries. Autumn in Azerbaijan — what could be more tempting for fans of generous gifts of nature! In place of the figs, watermelon, walnut, walnuts, quince come persimmons and pomegranates. This is the time of ripen of amazing and taste fruits with red succulent seeds that reach pound weight. On September 20, Azerbaijan celebrates Day of oil workers and signing of well-known “Contract of the Century”, the number of participants of which today is 34 companies from different countries. On September 27 — at the World Day of Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism often holds interesting events. So at different times on this day concerts, exhibitions of works by artists of national art, gift drawings, folk festivals, etc. were organized. In autumn the capital holds annually Baku International Jazz Festival which involves the most famous artists around the world. Many foreign jazz stars come here and demonstrate publicly their talent along with Azerbaijani musicians. The festival concerts are held at the Baku Jazz Centre, the International Centre of Mugham, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic. Visiting Baku in autumn is a great chance to get acquainted with the theatres and museums of Baku. Visiting the Museum Centre of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Museum of History, Museum of Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami, Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, Miniature books, the National Museum of Art, of course, will deliver no less positive than familiarity with a variety of theatres of Baku. Among them are unique in architecture, history and repertoire — the Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre, Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatre, Azerbaijan State Musical Comedy Theatre and many others. Many foreigners visiting Azerbaijan for the first time in September-October are interested in visiting historical sites of the country covered with glory of millennial secrets. One of the tourist routes will lead you to the unique place — Beshbarmag mountain, where, according to the legend, the saint Hyzr opened the source of immortality. No less exciting and informative the tours to Khinalig village, Guba which is famous for its unique traditions and culture, or trip to the fortress Chirag Gala (IV-V centuries.) near the village of Gala-alty, called “lamp”, etc. And the fans of hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms, medicinal plants can visit the picturesque woodlands which are rich with their quiet lakes, streams and protected medicinal groves where the trophy will please the most demanding traveler.