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City Walls, Baku

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Marvel at the architectural gems within City Walls, a multilayered assembly of buildings and a World Heritage Site in downtown Baku. Inhabited continuously since the Paleolithic period, this area enclosed by 12th-century defensive walls reveals layers of civilizations from Zoroastrian, Persian, Arabic, Ottoman, and Russian periods. Check out a catapult mounted on one of the semicircular defensive towers, and look for the restored 19th-century canon. Explore a labyrinth of narrow streets divided into ten neighborhoods, and tiny inner courtyards. Masterfully built mosques and madrasas form an integral part of this walled old city. Climb and walk the solid walls for photo-worthy panoramas. Take a look at our Baku vacation route planner to schedule your visit to City Walls and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The walls of icheri sheher breathe antiquity, it seems that time has moved deep into history.
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  • Place be sure to visit the narrow ulrchki, ancient walls, souvenir shops, re toranchik and wander.
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  • You do not Need more than 90 min. to walk around the old City wall. All parts are well restored and accessible. And at nihgt the were illuminated - very nice.  more »