Gulustan Palace

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Gulustan Palace
Gülüstan sarayı
Former names Gulustan Wedding Palace Complex
Gülüstan şadlıq sarayı kompleksi
Location 1 Istiglaliyyat Street, Baku, Azerbaijan[1]
Coordinates 40°12′47″N 49°29′42″E / 40.2131°N 49.4950°E / 40.2131; 49.4950Coordinates: 40°12′47″N 49°29′42″E / 40.2131°N 49.4950°E / 40.2131; 49.4950
Owner Republic of Azerbaijan
Type Convention center
Construction
Built 1970-1980
Opened 1980
Renovated 1998

Gulustan Palace (Azerbaijani: Gülüstan sarayı), formerly known as Gulustan Wedding Palace Complex during the Soviet era is the main state convention center of the Azerbaijani government. It is located on Baku's highland, on Istiglaliyyat Street overlooking the whole city of Baku and Baku Bay.

The palace serves as an official facility for governmental and non-governmental organizations holding various types of formal events. It is notable for having hosted such important events as the Contract of the Century and other significant oil and gas contracts, signing of TRACECA project, the wedding of Leyla Aliyeva, the daughter of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, international and state conferences, etc.[2][3]

The palace was built with the initiative of the Chief City Architect in the 1970s, Alish Lambaranski[4] and designed by H. Amirkhanov, N. Hajibeyov, T. Sharinski, F. Rustamova, N. İsmayilov, K. Kerimov and Abbas Alasgarov.[5] It was opened in 1980 and renovated in 1998.[2]

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  1. ^ "Kompass information". Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Azərbaycan Prezidenti Heydər Əliyevin Bakıda keçirilmiş Tarixi Böyük İpək Yolunun bərpası üzrə beynəlxalq konfransın yekunları ilə əlaqədar geniş müşavirədə nitqi - Prezident sarayı, 10 sentyabr 1998-ci il". Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "A ceremony to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the Azerbaijani national press has been held at the Gulustan Palace". Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Architectural Face of Modern Baku. Profile: Alish Lambaranski". Azerbaijan International. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Biographies database. Abbas Asgarov". Retrieved 2010-11-24. 

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