“Small Venice” is a pre-created small copy of real Venice situated in Baku’s shore or also known as Baku boulevard’s one of the most beautiful parts. Venice has a special place in the list of Baku’s most popular buildings of 21s century. Originally “Small Venice” was constructed in Baku’s boulevard in the 60s of 20s century. Moreover, it is one of the most loved places of Baku, by the citizens of the city and by the foreign guests.
In 2011 Architect Elmir Huseynov was commissioned to re-create a project of the “Small Venice” in a modern manner. With the help of classical elements existing in a real Venice, there were designed two additional restaurants in a mixed style. One of the sample buildings was a “Palace of happiness” or known as “Səadət Sarayı”. It was designed at the beginning of the 20th century by a Russian architect in an Italian manner.
During the renovation of the “Small Venice” the general structure remained the same as in the 60s, thus, the channels were made bigger, there were built additional bridges and tunnels. Two restaurants built, were made by different interior designs. First in a western-style and the second in Eastern.