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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. Plan your visit to City Walls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baku visit website .
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  • City walls of old city built in the 12th century. The walls kept its originality since today and surround all the old town.  more »
  • It is not tall, very simple and not very impressive, but it is surrounded the old city so you will see it no matter what  more »
  • These walls surround the Icheri Sheher of Baku. They consisted of the triple fortification walls, the moat, the 5 gates and the towers. These walls were built for defence purpose in 1138 under the rul...  more »

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Baku's emphasis on architectural diversity--and its fondness for constructions that put all previous buildings to shame--has yielded a range of accommodations. Look no further than the waterfront high-rises for contemporary luxury, or take a peek at the more storied surrounding boulevards for 19th-century class, with grand hotels and stylish boutiques set in Baroque and neoclassical buildings. A smattering of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses lies throughout the city, particularly on side streets close to the main attractions and train stations.
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