Not far from Baku’s Martyr’s Lane is another cemetery known as the Alley of Honor. This cemetery is not for regular people, rather it is for the famous, important, and illustrious Azerbaijani people, including former Presidents, politicians, musicians, actors, singers, and writers. It’s monumental in scope, with large monuments and statues decorating the entire site. If it weren’t for the large gate surround the cemetery, it would seem almost park-like, with a flat expanse of space and lots of trees for shade. When I arrived there were several families hanging out/having a picnic near some of the monuments.
There isn’t much I can say about this cemetery, so I’ll just let the photos do the talking.
One thing I like about the monuments here is, even though they are mostly about the individual, they aren’t static portraits that are often the case in other cemeteries. Something about the person, whether it was the instrument they played, or the job they had, is often a part of the monument itself, which I really liked.
Monuments: Some impressive monuments and statues throughout the entire cemetery.
Grounds: Flat, well-maintained, easy to get around. Lots of trees for shade.
Visitors: A few locals and some groundstaff
Site: Alley of Honor (Fəxri Xiyaban)
Established: August 27, 1948
Location: Parliament Ave, Baku
Hours: 09:00-17:00 Tues-Fri, closed Sat/Sun/Mon