) is the capital and the largest city in Iraq
situated some 30 km east of Abu Ghraib
. The population of Baghdad is 7,216,100 people (as of 2008). Thousands of tourists visit Baghdad every year to see its zoos and palaces.
Baghdad International Airport (IATA: BGW) is the nearest airport to Baghdad, situated just 30 km to the south-west.
Interesting places in Baghdad
The Baghdad Zoo is a zoo located in Baghdad, Iraq, in the al-Zawraa' Gardens area, which also includes the Zawraa Amusement Park and Zawraa' Tower. It once housed 650 animals.
The Republican Palace (Arabic: القصر الجمهوري al-Qaṣr al-Ǧumhūriy) in Iraq is the largest of the palaces commissioned by Saddam Hussein and was his preferred place to meet visiting heads of state. The United States spared the palace during its shock and awe raid during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, in the belief that it might hold valuable documents. The Green Zone developed around it. The palace itself served as the headquarters of the American occupation of Iraq and continues to serve as a primar…
Baghdad Tower (Arabic: برج بغداد‎ previously called International Saddam Tower, is a 205& #160; m (673& #160; ft) TV tower in Baghdad, Iraq. The tower opened in 1994 and replaced a communications tower destroyed in the Gulf War. A revolving restaurant and observation deck are located on the top floor. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the tower was occupied by American soldiers and was renamed. Yessir Abbas Al Mansuri
The Iraq Museum (formal title in English) (Arabic: المتحف العراقي) (formal title in Arabic) is the national museum of Iraq, a museum located in Baghdad, Iraq. It is sometimes mistakenly called the National Museum of Iraq, a recent phenomena influenced by other nations' naming of their national museums; but The Iraq Museum's name is inspired by the name of The British Museum. The Iraq Museum contains precious relics from the Mesopotamian, Babylonian and Persian civilization. It was looted during…
The Al-Kadhimiya Mosque (Arabic: مَسْجِد ٱلْكَاظِمِيَّة) is a Shia Islamic mosque and shrine located in the Kādhimayn suburb of Baghdad, Iraq. It contains the tombs of the seventh Twelver Shī‘ī Imām Mūsā al-Kāẓim and the ninth Twelver Shī‘ī Imām Muhammad al-Jawad. Also buried within this mosque are the famous historical scholars, Shaykh Mufīd and Shaykh Naṣīr ad-Dīn aṭ-Ṭūsi. Directly adjacent to the mosque are two smaller shrines, belonging to the brothers Sayyid Raḍī (who compiled Nahjul-Balāg…
Al-Shaheed Monument (Arabic: نصب الشهيد& #8206; ), also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument designed by Iraqi sculptor, Ismail Fatah Al Turk, and is situated in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. It is dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran–Iraq War. However, now it is generally considered by Iraqis to be a commemoration of all of Iraq's martyrs, especially those allied with Iran and Syria currently fighting ISIS, not just of the Iran–Iraq War. & #91; & #93;
The Al Faw Palace (also known as the Water Palace) is located in Baghdad approximately 5 kilometers from the Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. Saddam Hussein commissioned its construction to commemorate the Iraqi forces' re-taking of the Al-Faw Peninsula during the Iran-Iraq conflict.
The al-Sarafiya bridge (Arabic, جسر الصرافية) crosses the River Tigris in Baghdad. It was built in the 1940s or 1950s under the British Mandate of Mesopotamia and connected the two northern Baghdad neighborhoods of Waziriyah and Utafiyah.
If you have seen everything in Baghdad already, take a look on the outskirts of the town. If you're visiting the area, you may want to check out something from the following list:
Also, check out the photographs of other travellers of the area.