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Baku Old City, Baku

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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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  • Beautiful place with old buildings to walk around. Felt like being in spain. Fantastic area for walking tour and dining 
    Beautiful place with old buildings to walk around. Felt like being in spain. Fantastic area for walking tour and dining  more »
  • While being in Baku we spent couple of times in the old city. It pays to both take a guided tour that takes you to places you will never notice and to walk there on your own. It is a real gem 
    While being in Baku we spent couple of times in the old city. It pays to both take a guided tour that takes you to places you will never notice and to walk there on your own. It is a real gem  more »
  • Beautiful and charming, good restaurants and cafes, clean . Even at night you feel secure. Really recommend a visit at dY light and also ar night to see the contrast 
    Beautiful and charming, good restaurants and cafes, clean . Even at night you feel secure. Really recommend a visit at dY light and also ar night to see the contrast  more »
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  • As a tourist, old city tour is one of the major attraction to visit. History is preserved in these building and a very well day can be spent here. This place also offer multiple food options with different souvenirs shops as well.
  • The old town is a lovely place to get lost in. Enjoy the cobblestone paths, the homes, uneven stairs, sweet stray cats and the cute murals on some structures. There are some attractions in the old town like the palace, Maiden Tower and Miniature Book Museum that one explore especially if it's your first visit to Baku. There are too many guides here who might annoy you selling their services so try to keep them at bay politely. However, beware that google maps may actually confuse you or not work at all, and you might get lost in the alleys. This is frustrating on a hot day. Also, it is best to visit old town during the day and avoid going after dark keeping in mind that one can easily get lost here.
  • If you're visiting Baku, you must visit Old Town, historical streets and buildings, very small alleyways and a lot of stores around, not all of them provide payment by card, so you might wanna have some cash. Walking through this place is like travelling back in time, it is very safe with policemen all around. You won't regret it.
  • Not something that we haven't seen in every other "old" city that is totally renovated .. good food mostly be sure to pay a visit to Dolma restaurant!! And remember that drones are not welcomed :(. In a word. Post Soviet at it's best ...
  • If you're a lover of history and the old spirit of the cities this is a very good place to take a long walk. I remember wandering there for about 5 hours before sitting in a coffee to keep admiring the view of the old city walls. I recommend visiting this place by day and also by night, since it looks very different and very unique at night too. And less crowded of course. It's better to have a local guide, if you're interested in the history, it's very useful. There are stalls to buy local and historical items. They accept only cash no debit/credit cards payment. Public toilets available. Parking available.

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