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Old City Baku, Baku

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The nation's first World Heritage Site, Old City Baku seamlessly blends Eastern and Western cultural influences within its tall historic walls. Built during the medieval period, the city's ancient core contains numerous prominent monuments, including its iconic 12th-century tower and 15th-century palace. Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere as you wander through the bustling narrow streets and explore neighborhoods often named after a nearby mosque or guilds such as shipbuilding, blacksmithing, or cart-driving. Surrounding cafes and restaurants serve up refreshments and inexpensive local delicacies. Put Old City Baku on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Baku vacation builder.
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  • Unfortunately a bit short on time, but the old town is well worth a visit. The old environment makes an impression. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops. Nice to have a day to scavenge around! The food is excellent and the portions are great!
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  • If you were not in the old town-you were not in Baku. Once we have entered the territory of the old city, it seemed to us that we are in another world. The maze of streets and buildings, which for hundreds of years, create an amazing atmosphere. Inside the old city there are many souvenir shops. But don't rush to buy the first caught. Basically the same souvenirs, and the price can fluctuate in 2 times. Bargain, sometimes sellers reduced the asking price. Just inside the old city there are cafes where you can order the national Azerbaijanian breakfast. It looks simple but insanely delicious. It will have a separate review.
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  • The old city of Baku is a city within a city, where people live and when this object is a tourist Mecca. Very beautiful narrow streets, the signs you can bypass the entire old city alone on the perimeter. How not to visit the site of the filming of "Diamond hand"-the famous "Zounds". Many cats bask in the Sun and create a harmony in combination with the ancient beautiful
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