City of Flying Carpets
Xalça Muzeyi / Carpet Museum15
Why locals love it
The Museum is a treasury of Azerbaijani national culture. It demonstrated carpets in close connection with other kinds of traditional handicrafts of Azerbaijan. Its collection includes about 14 000 traditional carpets, embroideries, costumes, copper artworks, jewellery art, as well as contemporary works of glass, wood, and felt.
Why you should visit it
Even though the museum opened in 1967, the new building of the Carpet Museum was rebuilt and opened in 2014. The exhibition includes three floors: 1st floor - Development of Azerbaijan carpet and its role in traditions.; 2nd floor - Azerbaijani carpetweaving schools; 3rd floor - Carpetweaving of the contemporary period.
There's a shop in the museum where you can buy souvenirs.