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Baku Old City, Baku

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
The nation's first World Heritage Site, Baku Old City seamlessly blends Eastern and Western cultural influences. Built during the medieval period, the city's ancient core contains numerous prominent monuments, including the iconic Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, and the city walls. Immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere as you wander through the bustling narrow streets and explore neighborhoods often named after a nearby mosque or trades, such as shipbuilding, blacksmithing, or cart-driving. Surrounding cafes and restaurants serve up refreshments and inexpensive local delicacies. Baku Old City is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Baku old city is charming and fascinating and a UNESCO world Heritage site. I visited it twice - I explored it on my own and later as part of tour. Some of the sights to see are the Maiden tower...  more »
  • Plan on spending a lot of time here in the Old City. At least an hour in one of the great restaurants, another hour or two shopping for carpets and souvenirs, and a final hour wandering around the...  more »
  • Great small old town, attractive and full of soul of genuine history of Azerbaijan. Everything is tiny comfortable, authentic, simply warm, like home!
  • Great iconic historical city of Baku. Amazing array of shops and museums interspersed with lovely small backstreets hiding many hidden gems. Very safe and plenty of great restaurants. People actually still live here which only adds to the character of the Old City. Must visit.

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