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. A visit to Old City Baku represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Baku trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The old town is one of the symbols of Baku! Wander along the streets of this city is a great pleasure. On a hot summer day here, you can find cool due to the proximity of houses to each other. Recently, emphasis on tourist destination opened new restaurants in national style and museums. I think this place is necessarily to visiting tourists.
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  • Smakk narrow streets, beautiful buildings, places connected with favourite old films. A lot restaurants and souvenires shops.  more »
  • Wonderful place. Resembles a small interesting city. Be sure to use Navigator. Or ask for directions. Be sure to help.
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  • A very clean and nice hostel. Offers you excellent facilities like free WiFi and hot shower. Breakfast quality is also good.
  • a great Hostel in the heart of the old town! We stayed in the room for two! oochen' was great! wonderful owner, helped solve all arising questions on terrain orientation! The hostel were breakfasts, this pleased! I just didn't like the gas column in the soul. Well not flowing from her normal temperature water! The boiling water, then ice. I recommend to replace an electric water heater! I am in pain every day! terribly uncomfortable! but everything else is on a different level! Clean, comfortable, Interior passes the local culture! Well done! 1.
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  • Excellent hostel with a convenient location, always clean beds, delicate service, delicious breakfast from cute aunties.
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Where to stay in Baku

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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