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Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.

2 to 4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup available
Offered in: English
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Overview

The old city is not big, but very unique ancient part of Baku city.
Icheri Sheher, the Old City, is Baku’s historical centre, with many of its 12th-century defensive walls still intact. Within these fortifications are the ancient jewels of Azerbaijan, the Maiden Tower World Heritage and Shirvanshahs’ Palace World Heritage, but also a creative community, local craft stores and even entrepreneurs touting Azeri caviar. Visitors can stop for a quick qutab (charred, stuffed flatbread) served from a window for a single manat; pause for tea taken with spoonfuls of jam or indulge in an authentic feast with a side of traditional entertainment.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.
  • What is included/excluded

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    Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
    Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
    Entry/Admission - Bukhara Caravanserai
    Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
    Entry/Admission - Aga Mikayil Bath House
    Entry/Admission - Vahid Monument
    Entry/Admission - Miniature Books
    Entry/Admission - St. Bartholomew Church

    Excluded
    Lunch - It is extra service
    All Fees and Taxes
    Tickets to museums
  • Departure & Return

    11 Əziz Əliyev küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan
    6/16/2019 - 2/9/2023
    Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • What to Expect

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Enjoy personal and professional attention from your local tour guide during this tour where you will discover top attractions of Baku Old Town. You will learn about the main and unique monuments of Baku.
    The Old city had two gates (12 century): the Salyan Gates and the Shemakha Gates. The city was protected by dozens of cannons set on the walls. The port was re-opened for trade, and in 1809 a customs office was established

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    The World Heritage Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan.
    Along with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azerbaijani currency notes and official letterheads.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bukhara Caravanserai, Qalla Street Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

    Bukhara Caravanserai was erected in the late 15th century over a trade route passing through the Shamakhi Gates of the fortress. It is close to the Maiden Tower. The caravanserai was harnessed as a hotel, basically catering to merchants of Central Asi

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Wolrd Heritage Shirvanshakh`s Uncompleted complex.
    Owing to the invasions of foreign conquerors in the 12-13 centuries, Shirvanshahs started erecting in Baku and Absheron fortress walls, towers and fortifications for defensive purposes on which names of Shirvanshahs and their titles were inscribed. All these are indicative of the independence of Shirvanshahs and big feudal lords.
    You would love to explore It.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Aga Mikayil Bath House, Kicik Qala,16, Baku Azerbaijan

    Among dozens of sights and architectural structures of Old Baku, its bathhouses can be subsumed under a separate group. Such bathhouses as Gadzhi Gaib, Aga Mikail, Kasum bek, and the famous bathhouses in Shirvanshakh Palace were functioning there.
    The general regularities of town planning methods in Baku as well as in the whole East can be traced in bathing building structures. More often bathhouses were built either as part of palace complexes and public buildings, located in the city’s center, or built separately in a city’s service and utility zone.

    Special attention must be given to palace bathhouses built in every palace complexes of eastern rulers. Among such Baku’s bathhouses, the one located in the Shirvanshakh Palace, is of special interest. This is a large bathhouse, consisting of 26 premises revealed in the course of the archeological digs of 1939.
    But for weddinggs, meetings, agreements, parties

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    We will visit Apsheron Wine shop where you can try different drinks as local branded wines, cognacs and vodka

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Vahid Monument, Old Town, Baku Azerbaijan

    he creative process that had lasted several months was completed in March 1990. The constant, intense endeavors and efforts undertaken by the three artists were artistically and architecturally addressed in the monument. The originality of the monument's form and shape is based on the famous hemistich of the poet nicknamed “Ghazalkhan (Khan of the ghazals) "I am the successor of great Fuzuli".

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Miniature Books, Gala lane, 1, Baku Azerbaijan

    The Baku Museum of Miniature Books is the only museum of miniature books in the world, settled in the old part of Baku, called Inner City. The museum started its operation on April 2, 2002. In 2015 the Museum of Miniature Books was presented the Certificate of the Guinness Book of Records as the largest private museum of miniature books.[

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Bartholomew Church, Qulle Street Old City Baku near the Market Square, Baku Azerbaijan

    Christianity already came into existence on the land of Azerbaijan in the first ages of A.D., when the first Christian missionaries from Jerusalem and Syria began to arrive in Caucasian Albania, the state situated on this land at that time. Afterwards on these lands arose the first Christian communities.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

    Handicraft little shops where you can find silk carpets, handicrafts and many unique things.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Additional info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Not wheelchair accessible
    Service animals allowed
    Near public transportation
    Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    Most travelers can participate
    This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    Face masks provided for travelers
    Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    Guides required to regularly wash hands

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