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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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  • Baku is nice because it has two aspects: modern and old, I have more reach to the old and is worth a visit for its walls I like the type of marble stone doesn't know his name that is the same as many palaces, apartments that are seen around the city. There are several restaurants where you can taste their typicality.
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  • This is the boundary of old and new baku. Feeling Past days as well as keeping your connection with modern days... 
  • An Interesting Walk around the Walls which extend right upto Shirvanshah Palace. This is rightly a World Heritage Site as it is very well preserved considering its condition over so many centuries. Yo...  more »