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A great person !

His workshop is easy to find . It is along the street parallel to the wall surrounding the Old Town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Great spirit of the talented art maker - Ali. Must visit place even if you are not planning to buy... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Boyuk Qala 84, Baku 1000, Azerbaijan
+994 12 437 14 85
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

His workshop is easy to find . It is along the street parallel to the wall surrounding the Old Town . the artist has decorated the outside wall of his home and the trees on the other side of the street . It cannot be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank belleretraite
Reviewed 15 November 2018

I found this place while wandering the old city. This place is always crowded with people posing infront of the mural of Lion. There is a studio next to it but I didn't go inside. There is also tree woman art opposite the studio. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Great spirit of the talented art maker - Ali. Must visit place even if you are not planning to buy paintings. You are gaining a life power just staying next to it ..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kashkin
Reviewed 17 September 2018

There seemed to always be crowds taking photographs outside this charming place, primarily with the large luminous eyed lion that graces the front of the building. The Old City is a "must see" while in Baku, and while in the Old City, this place is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary Anne W
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I found this wonderful place an this adorable artist in a hot July day and was happy that l entered. So many nice paintings! I also had a chance to talk to Ali Shamsi and even to get a painting lesson. That was a highlight...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnnaL9099
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This place is situated inside of old city and has different, warm atmosphere. I always feel like staying there for longer. Entrance is free of charge and Ali lets you take photos of his masterpieces. He tries to welcome everyone and makes sure everybody feels...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Aziza R
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went to visit this workshop but there was closed.but our leader explained about his ideas and his handmakers and showed his designed about his ideas about the world. they are unbliveable but very intersting.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank pghadamli
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We saw much nicer workshops in Baku. There are some nice paintings and Ali is not your next door Azerbaijani guy, but not more than that. The painted tree outside is the best artwork.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 70ava
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Loved this place and the artist himself is very friendly openminded and smart person! Loved that place!

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have been there on much 2016 in "Norouz" celebrate, you wander in narrow lanes of old city of Baku (Iceri Seher) you would certainly pass by Ali Shamsi studio. The exterior of his studio is very artistically decorated and there's a world of details...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank banafshe j
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