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Baku Old City, Baku

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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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  • Hey everyone, I'm here to share my experience about Baku old city. If you are looking for a place to visit, Baku old city is the best option. The old town of Baku is located on the shore of the... 
    Hey everyone, I'm here to share my experience about Baku old city. If you are looking for a place to visit, Baku old city is the best option. The old town of Baku is located on the shore of the...  more »
  • Baku old city is amazing. The sites are great lots of great restaurants also souvenir and arts. The people are so friendly and everything is walkable. 
    Baku old city is amazing. The sites are great lots of great restaurants also souvenir and arts. The people are so friendly and everything is walkable.  more »
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  • As a tourist, old city tour is one of the major attraction to visit. History is preserved in these building and a very well day can be spent here. This place also offer multiple food options with different souvenirs shops as well.
  • The old town is a lovely place to get lost in. Enjoy the cobblestone paths, the homes, uneven stairs, sweet stray cats and the cute murals on some structures. There are some attractions in the old town like the palace, Maiden Tower and Miniature Book Museum that one explore especially if it's your first visit to Baku. There are too many guides here who might annoy you selling their services so try to keep them at bay politely. However, beware that google maps may actually confuse you or not work at all, and you might get lost in the alleys. This is frustrating on a hot day. Also, it is best to visit old town during the day and avoid going after dark keeping in mind that one can easily get lost here.

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