3. About Baku Baku, the largest city in the Caucasus and capital of Azerbaijan, sits on the shores of the Caspian Sea, at the crossroads of continents and civilisations. The city is a commercial, political and cultural bridge between east and west, north and south where people have been living inclusively for centuries. Eclectic architecture – combining historical heritage of the East and West with iconic contemporary buildings – makes Baku one of the most beautiful cities in the world. International hotels, exclusive shopping and excellent restaurants make it an attractive destination. Baku is now established as a key city on the world stage. Open and tolerant, it is a global centre for intercultural dialogue and cooperation, regularly bringing together political, cultural and religious leaders from around the world. Baku is also the host of landmark international events such as the Eurovision Song Contest, the inaugural European Games, the Islamic Solidarity Games, Formula 1 and UEFA Euro 2020.