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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  • October 5, 2017
    We rented the headphones and self guide. They give you 3 hours, so much to see and to listen to all the history we needed the 3 hours. Do NOT rush well worth the time  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Great place, color and beauty. Bypass all for a day, but not on heat. There are many cafes and budget accommodation in hostels. A small market and sights.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Here are all the beautiful old. Walking through the old streets get great pleasure. Autumn here on another beautiful.
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  • March 22, 2017
    A very clean and nice hostel. Offers you excellent facilities like free WiFi and hot shower. Breakfast quality is also good.
  • April 17, 2017
    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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  • May 15, 2017
    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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