Explore historical sites of Icerisheher City in Modern Baku City. The city that keeps to many secrets in it.
What is included/excluded
Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
Museum entrance tickets
Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
Departure & Return
Icherisheher, Baku, Azerbaijan
What to Expect
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Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Old City or Inner City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls which were easily defended. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
Palace of the Shirvanshahs was officially announced a museum in 1964 and from that date it has been preserved by the government. Except being inscribed into UNESCO World Heritage Sites List together with the Maiden Tower in 2000, the Palace is also significant for its situation inside the Inner City (Icharishahar) behind the ancient fortress walls built by the same kingdom in 12th century, when the city became a capital. Thus, the architectural style of Inner City buildings and walls is very similar and exquisite, emphasizing the art of medieval Islamic civilization. The walls were built to defend the city residence against enemy warriors frequently attacking the cities of Shirvanshah kingdom.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan
The Maiden Tower is a Baku landmark, a much loved symbol of the city and of Azerbaijan. It looms dark and enigmatic, looking out to sea from the southern edge of Baku´s old, walled city, the Icheri Sheher. The origins of the tower are shrouded in mystery - no-one knows for certain when it was built or what it was built for or even how it acquired its name Maiden Tower (Qiz qalasi). No written sources survive that record its construction or original function.
Duration: 15 minutes
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Infants must sit on laps
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Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
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