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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 old city walls, which keep history! We lived close to, so almost every day there were, but despite this, the spirit of that time was if next. A magical place!
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  • This is the wall of the old city of Baku, Elly comes with tourists from different places plus it has many gates.
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  • Old town. Here the maiden Tower. Renovated, clean and nice here. Relocating machines here charged, therefore not all taxi drivers agree to drive.
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