The Baku Wheel started operations March 11th 2014. It is very successful since its opening. The wheel is one of the key attractions of the National Park Seaside Boulevard in the Azerbaijan capital Baku. Baku and Azerbaijan have an impressive history dating back thousands of years. The boulevard that was built over 100 years ago is now undergoing an expansion aiming at becoming the largest boulevard of the world. The wheel is next to Cristal Palace where in 2012 the Eurovision song contest took place. Also a 162m high flagpole with a flag as big as a soccer field is close to the wheel.