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Old City Baku, Baku
(4.7/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I, as a lover of old architecture, fully appreciated the old town. The fortress is in excellent condition, a small, but interesting. On the territory of several notable museums, restaurants serving traditional cuisine, small pastry shops and souvenir shops. On site filming Brilliant hands always photographing tourists:))) in this part of town a few good hotels, it is entirely possible to pick up something for everyone. General interest not only look at old houses, but look at the yards, which are hidden behind the facades of historic buildings. In addition near the maiden Tower of the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a small park, especially cozy evening. Some write that Baku is a small Istanbul or new Dubai, but I disagree with this. It's quite special, with its colour, atmosphere and style!
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  • There are many shops and restaurants. The environment is very friendly and welcoming. The Maiden Tower is a place to visit. 
  • I liked everything, the people friendly, the staff at the hotel is good. ... all simply Super! Many Russian govarjat on this road no problems! Although if not a lot of travel from the city, shapeshift as in Russia, not all polite)
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