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Baku Old City, Baku

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
The nation's first World Heritage Site, Baku Old City seamlessly blends Eastern and Western cultural influences. Built during the medieval period, the city's ancient core contains numerous prominent monuments, including the iconic Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and the city walls. Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere as you wander through the bustling narrow streets and explore neighborhoods often named after a nearby mosque or trades, such as shipbuilding, blacksmithing, or cart-driving. Surrounding cafes and restaurants serve up refreshments and inexpensive local delicacies. Baku Old City is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • I love Azerbaijan, I love Baku. I visited this amazing country in july 2016, I lived 7 magical days and now I look back with longging because it was one of the great experience I've ever lived. What.....  more »
  • This the place where you encounter the rich history of Baku. Narrow streets, old monuments, old houses and arts  more »
  • The restaurant is located in the heart of Baku,Icherisheher near the Double Gates.It is a wonderful place for whom prefer to try national food of Azerbaijan cuisine for individually and with family...  more »
  • Great small old town, attractive and full of soul of genuine history of Azerbaijan. Everything is tiny comfortable, authentic, simply warm, like home!
  • Great iconic historical city of Baku. Amazing array of shops and museums interspersed with lovely small backstreets hiding many hidden gems. Very safe and plenty of great restaurants. People actually still live here which only adds to the character of the Old City. Must visit.
  • The city center in old town Baku is beautiful. Lots of character, mixed architecture. Great shopping in the stalls and street vendors... definitely worth a visit... and buy some great products and memories. Have fun !!!
  • The old city was amazing. The place has great architecture. The tour guide was amazing and gave us very insightful information about the various monuments within the old city.
  • Must be on the list when visiting Baku, Historical clean sites, beautiful souvenirs are available to buy for family and friends, better to visit with a local guide to tell you the history of the city. Can go for a walk at nights.

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