Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher, Baku

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Part of the UNESCO-listed Baku Old City, Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher represents a multilayered assembly of buildings. Inhabited continuously since the Palaeolithic period, this area enclosed by 12th-century defensive walls reveals layers of civilizations from Zoroastrian, Persian, Arabic, Ottoman, and Russian periods. Check out a catapult mounted on one of the semicircular defensive towers, and look for the restored 19th-century canon. Explore a labyrinth of narrow streets divided into ten neighborhoods, and tiny inner courtyards. Masterfully built mosques and madrasas form an integral part of this walled old city. Climb and walk the solid walls for photo-worthy panoramas. Plan your visit to Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baku visit website.
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  • Great fortifications around the old city of Baku. Amazingly they kept it in a very good shape with its gates and canons. Many shops around are very interesting too. Maybe this a good place to look...  more »
  • This is the most amazing place in Baku. It is striking in its grandeur. Be sure to visit this place.  more »

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