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Stop At: Highland Park, Baku Azerbaijan
Upon starting the tour, we will visit the highest pick of the city named Highland Park for amazing city panorama and photo stop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Flame Towers, 1A, Mehdi Huseyn, Baku Azerbaijan
We will start the Baku city tour by visiting Flame Towers- a trio of skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan, including the tallest in the country, with a height of 182 m.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Old city of Baku- Icherisheher- was founded on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period. Along with the dominant Azerbaijani element, the city reveals the evidences of Zoroastrian, Sassanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence. From the Upland Plateau it is possible to observe Icherisheher. The fortifying walls surrounding the city complex was destroyed several times during the foreign invasions. In due time, the walls encircling the town had 2 or 3 lines. There were deep moats joined with the sea by the channels among them. Up to now the walls of the 12th century have been preserved.
Double gates of Old City- Shamakhy gates patents the entrance to the fortress. The Donjon castle of 12th century is also located nearby the gates.
Maiden Tower- It is a 12th century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. The site is the symbol of Baku and it is in the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO since 2000.
Shirvanshahs’ Palace- Another monument of universal value, one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture is the 12th- to 15th century Shirvanshahs’ Palace, located at the highest point of Old City.
Caravanserais- Another inseparable part of the old town is the caravanserai. Among many of the caravanserais only four have been preserved. They are Bukhara Caravanserai, Khan Caravanserai, Multanu Caravanserai and Caravanserai of Gasim bey.
Muhammad Mosque- Muhammad mosque is the oldest mosque in Old City of Baku. Another name of the mosque is Sinig Gala due to its damaged tower.
Miniature Books Museum- the only museum in the world dedicated to miniature editions of books in numerous languages. The smallest tome (6mm x 9mm) is the Russian book “The Most Miraculous Thing”.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Another monument of universal value, one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture is the 12th- to 15th century Shirvanshahs’ Palace, located at the highest point of Icherisheher. The architectural complex consists of the palace, the divankhana, which is the place where foreign ambassadors used to meet each other, the mosque of palace with minaret, the mausoleum of Seyid Yahya Bakuvi, the eastern portal and the bath structure. The Shirvanshahs’ Palace was built by the ruler of Shirvanshah Khalilullah the First (1417-1462) and his son Farrukh Yasar. In the past, the palace was surrounded by a wall with towers and, thus, served as the inner stronghold of the Baku fortress. The Palace described by UNESCO as “one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture”. It is now operates as museum and open for tourists.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
It is a 12th century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. The site is considered as the symbol of Baku and was included into the list of World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO in December of 2000. The structure was erected at the coast of the Caspian Sea preserved its magnificence till our days. The Tower, which was included into the fortification system of Baku, was called “Maiden Tower” for its inaccessibility. There are several more towers in Azerbaijan named “Maiden Tower” as it means “unassailable” place.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Nizami Museum of Literature, Ictiglalijet St, 53, Baku 1005 Azerbaijan
National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi- museum is located in the center of Baku. It is near to the Fountain Square and next to the entrance of Old City.
Stop At: Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Mikayil Useynov, 28 The Seaside Boulevard, Baku 1001 Azerbaijan
The museum has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. The structure of the building looks like a rolled carpet.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Nizami str. /Tarqovi, Baku Azerbaijan
his is one of the most famous shopping streets in Baku. Besides, the buildings here feature a number of different architectural styles, including Baroque, Renaissance and Neo- Gothic.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Fountain Square, Baku Azerbaijan
Fountains Square is a public square in downtown Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. The name of the fountains square derives from the presence of dozens of fountains throughout the square.
Stop At: Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, Heydar Aliyev Avenue, 1/1, Baku 1033 Azerbaijan
A building complex designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The building is very distinctive for its unique architectural design. Furthermore, the Center won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award in 2014. Therefore, it is a must visit site to see within Baku city tour.
Duration: 45 minutes