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Baku’s Inner Courtyards

Find the living soul of the city
$12
  • Private Tours
  • 3 hours


Description

Behind its public persona, every city has its secret spaces, the sanctuaries that visitors sweep past unaware, unseen heartbeats of a close knit community. This is especially true in Baku where, so many grandly preening facades hide altogether less showy inner courtyards. More than just an access-way to apartment doors, each courtyard has its own unique social and domestic set-up, its own rhythm and atmosphere that absorbs and reflects the lifestyles of its residents in all their essence.

 Our tour takes you by the hand and ‘breaks the ice’ as you peep within such secret worlds. Try to understand how the townspeople really live, and what they care about. Discover the unwritten rules and children's games, encounter local characters, spy their arbours, observe the slow, measured lifestyle of teahouses, listen to local stories, and learn about those aspects of the city life which so often go unnoticed through the curious dark arches that pierce so many a city centre façade. Far from actual darkness, you’ll uncover a sense of community that makes the Baku courtyard a place beloved by all who live around it.

Our tour finishes with tea an board games at a very genuine courtyard teahouse in an outstanding city centre yard that houses many local artists. You might even get to look into one or two private workshops if anybody’s home.

What's included

Tour price includes:

  • Walkaround the courtyards

Pricing table:

Number of travelers Price per person in USD
1-1 85
2-2 45
3-5 30
6-8 15
9-15 12

Don’t forget to indicate your pick-up location! We can pick you up from most hotels and metro stations within central Baku.