“Swans” fountain complex


In the 1960-1980’s, Under the aegis of Azerbaijan’s National Leader Heydar Aliyev a number of beautiful architectural ensembles and contemporary constructions were iniated at the popular destinations of Baku. The Seaside Boulevard had undergone tremendous change as well, growing into a magnificent park with recreational zones, attractions and marvelous fountains. Created by inspiration from great poet Nizami Ganjavi’s “Seven Beauties” poem and Gara Garayev’s same-name ballet, comprised of seven swan statues, the fountain was very much liked by residents and became a legendary place in the capital.

After substantial reconstruction of the Seaside boulevard in 2007, a new fountain replaced “The Swans” fountain. However, Baku residents always kept cherished memories of “The Swans” fountain alive.

In 2018 following the first vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva’s initiative, this historical ensemble was restored and its historical image was returned. In the framework of the project implemented with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, a pool has been constructed on the territory, 16 fountain poles built, and 7 swan statues made by sculptor Murad Sujaddinov on natural stones.