Art & Culture
Baku, Old City
Duration: 5 hours
If you are Art lover and want to feed your soul with great paintings, then this tour is for you. You will see extraordinary works of local art masters who demonstrate their work inside the walls of Old City.
Art Workshop of Ali Shamsi
“Artist from Icherisheher” or “artist with bare feet”, as many call Ali Shamsi, a uniquely creative person living at 84 Little Castle Street in Baku’s Old City. You will notice his workshop as soon as you see it, since it is impossible to ignore his amazing facade, attracting one with its specific energy. His workshop is open to all, who seeing such a mysterious corner wants to find out what is inside. However, it’s rarely possible to find the artist in his home studio: usually he is either traveling, participating in international exhibitions, or climbing to the next mountain. Born in a small village at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains on the banks of the river, Ali never knows in advance what he will draw and improvises while creating his pictures. He lives in perfect harmony with himself and the outside world, and everything that surrounds him comes from trees, as he talks to stones, with which his creativity started. His pictures adorn the walls at the homes of many famous political and cultural figures in the U.S., Germany, Georgia and Russia. And some of his paintings were destroyed on September 11, 2001 in America, along with the Twin Towers.
Qiz Qalasi (Q) Gallery
Q Gallery is one of Azerbaijan Art Galleries located in the heart of Baku, in Icheri Sheher. It is also one of the most prominent Baku Art Galleries noted for the rich collection of paintings and sculptures. Established in 1999, Q Gallery aims to be a place of experience and inspiration, through its collection, exhibitions, projects and research. Admission to the Q Gallery is free, as its permanent galleries and most exhibitions and events. Despite of the numerous Baku Galleries nowadays popular among the local inhabitants and tourists as well, Q Gallery keeps its own place among the top ones. They have these services:
- Obtaining export certificates for artworks purchased in the gallery.
- Artworks’ packing suitable for any type of transportation and features of works (material, shape, style, fragility etc.).
- Dispatching of paintings and sculptures all over the world by post, or courier.
Program of the tour
11:00 - Start of the day, heading to Old City
12:00 - Visit the art workshop of Ali Shamsi
13:00 - Lunch time
14:00 - Visit to Q Gallery
16:00 - Back to hotel
- Please let us know before you book as availability has to be checked for Ali Shamsi Workshop as he might not be in Baku.
- Please note that if you book this tour as a group, 5 people will be allowed at a time for Q Gallery. Separate entry will be applied