- Private Tours
- 3 hours
- Tour Guide
The ancient heart of Baku is Icheri Sheher, a magical maze of narrow lanes and alleyways that’s still mostly ringed by battlement-topped defensive walls erected in the 12th-century. Built on a site inhabited since the Paleolithic period, this old city core reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani and Ottoman presence. During the tour, you will discover traditional mosques with calligraphic facades, old hamams, merchants’ houses and charming trading streets made all the more colourful with quirky little art galleries and carpet shops.
You’ll climb the mysterious Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy), a unique stone structure whose purpose is as unknown as its construction date – possibly as early as the 6th-century BC. And to finish off, you’ll explore the 15th-century Shirvanshahs’ Palace, once home to the noble dynasty under which Baku had its first major period of historical brilliance.
Tour price includes:
- Professional Guide Services
- Walk along the streets of IcheriSheher
- Stop by the Maiden Tower
- Passing by Synyg Gala (Muhammad Mosque)
- Visit to the complex of Shirvanshahs palace
- Visit to the art gallery
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Don’t forget to indicate your pick-up location! We can pick you up from most hotels and metro stations within central Baku.