Old City Walking tour will help you to discover The Old City of Baku and to get as a lot of information about its history and buildings inside. The tour covers top attractions of The Old City - Icheri Sheher including ancient Shirvansahs Palace, Maiden Tower with historical view, architectural Bukhara & Multani Carvansarais, Juma Mosque, hamams, temples.
What is included/excluded
Professional Licensed English Speaking Guide
Touristic Destinations Mentioned Above
Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
Departure & Return
Gosha Gala Gapisi, Əziz Əliyev küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan
What to Expect
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Gosha Gala Gapisi, Əziz Əliyev küçəsi, Bakı, Azerbaijan
Tour will start from the main entrance of the Old City called Double Gates. During the tour you will be able to see the Chain, Sailor and Cat Houses, Bukhara and Multani Caravanserais, Juma Mosque, Maiden Tower. Guide will explain to you the history of the Old City, and its buildings mentioned above
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Shirvanshah Palace – the pearl of the architectural heritage of Azerbaijan, the former residence of the rulers of Shirvan, located in the heart of Baku. In addition to the palace, the amazingly beautiful complex includes the Divan-Khan courtyard, tomb, mosque in 1441, as well as the bathhouse and mausoleum of court scholar Seyid Yahya Bakuvi.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Bukhara Caravanserai, Qalla Street Old City, Baku Azerbaijan
Bukhara caravanserai constructed in late 15th century over the trade highway of Icherisheher in Baku. The caravanserai has a quadratic shape and salient portal and, its yard is octagonal. Caravanserai surrounded by balconies and personal premises – chapels along the perimeter. The octagonal comfortable yard was a special hall under open sky. There travellers and merchants were gathering after daily commercial operations. The crossing arch connected in general style along the full perimeter of the internal space of the yard within direct frame aggregates the main part of the architectural composition. The restoration works implemented in 1964 completely discharged the caravansaray building from the constructions and layers added later and it promoted to discover its large-scale structure on the background of the surrounding buildings.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Maiden Tower is an Eiffel Tower of Baku.In 12th century it was used as a fortress of Shirvanshahs for defensive causes.Maiden Tower's architectural plan, seemingly so simple, consists of walls which at the base are extraordinarily thick, beginning at five meters in depth and gradually narrowing to four meters at the top.
Today, the interior contains an interesting display of old photographs and a souvenir shop, but the highlight is the superb rooftop viewpoint surveying Baku Bay and the Old City. The views from the top are worth the climb, with a sweeping panorama of the Old City, the new skyscrappers on the hills and the Caspian Sea.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Miniature Books, Gala lane, 1, Baku Azerbaijan
The Museum of Miniature Books, located within the old city - Icheri Sheher, is included in the Guinness Book of Records as the museum with the largest number of miniature books. The creator of the museum, Zarifa Salahova has amassed this unique collection over the past 30 years. The only museum of miniature books in the world opened its doors on April 2, 2002. Today, the museum holds a unique collection of over 5,600 books published in 66 countries around the world.
Duration: 20 minutes
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Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
After your booking, you will be informed about how to recognize the tour guide in the meeting point
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate