Heart of Baku: walking along Torgovaya street, Fountain Square (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Elchin Huseynov - Trend:
Any resident of Baku will confirm that Torgovaya street (the merchant street in Russian) and Fountain Square are the most popular places in Baku.
The two spots are crowded both during the day and night, and they're the favorites among Baku's visiting guests. There are architectural monuments, museums, theaters, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, places for recreation here.
"Torgovaya" is just the name of the center of Baku spread by word of mouth for decades. Officially, the street is the Nizami street (named after Azerbaijani poet and thinker of the XII century Nizami Ganjavi). As for Torgovaya - the street was called that since the middle of the XIX century, due to the favorable location and an abundance of shops there.
As for the Fountain Square, it has quite a long history as well. Back in early XIX century it was called the Square. After numerous changes in 2010, the place became what it is today.