Alley of Martyrs and View Point


Visit Guide to Alley of Martyrs and View Point

Alley of Martyrs is a cemetery and memorial in Baku with the panoramic view point – Highland Park.

Getting There

You can take a bus № 31 from Nizami garden on Nizami street, it will take you directly t the Alley of Martyrs and viewpoint. Buses №5, 88, 125 can also be used – they will bring you to the funicular, which can be used to get up to the alley. Funicular is behind the “Bahram Ghur” monument, and in front of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. Buses №18 and 39 can be used, too.

You can also walk there through the city center or from “Icherisheher” metro station.

What to Expect

The memorial complex is composed of a tomb standing on an 8-pointed star crown with a gold-framed glass dome. In 2007, the columns of the Eternal Flame were heightened, and parts of the octangular star and eight-pointed mirror were made of gold.

If you turn left in the end of the Alley, you will reach the panoramic viewpoint – Highland Park. Name Highland Park received due to its location. The territory is located on a hill, so from the observation platforms, a magnificent view of the nearby attractions opens Baku Boulevard, Baku Bay and the Old City of Baku.


Martyrs’ Lane or Alley of Martyrs is a cemetery and memorial in Baku, Azerbaijan dedicated to those killed during Black January 1990 and in the First Nagorno-Karabakh War of 1988–1994. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the location was reinstated as a burial site for national heroes. In 1994 there was established the Eternal Flame Memorial, designed by architect Elbay Gasimzade.

Facilities Available

  • Funicular