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City Walls, Baku

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Marvel at the architectural gems within City Walls, a multilayered assembly of buildings and a World Heritage Site in downtown Baku. Inhabited continuously since the Paleolithic 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 City Walls and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baku visit website .
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  • The city walls were just behind our hotel and had a very lovely feel to it walking through the narrow lanes although since I have leg problems was quite difficult to walk on the cobblestone pavements.  more »
  • Icheri-Shecher became the first object from Azerbaijan to be included in the World Heritage List. The fortress wall of Icheri Sheher has survived to this day from the 15th - 16th century.... It is very exciting to wander the streets of the old city....
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  • This’s the gate to the old city Baku, very well maintained & beautiful place👍
  • beautiful place
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