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Old City Excursion (Walking Tour)

Duration: 2.5 hours

Itinerary: Old City, Walking tour

Meeting point: Old City

Category: Private tour

Language: English, Arabic (other languages upon request)

*Economy package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Professional driver
– Personal comfortable transportation during tours (Minivan or Jeep 4X4)
– Guide service (Additional)

*Group package – Tourists will be provided the following services:
– Busses from 18-47 seats
– Guide service (Additional)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Any meals
  • Personal expenses

 

DESCRIPTION

Old City – Understanding the development of medieval Icheri Sheher and urban life in Baku is key to understanding the current economic, material and moral culture of present day Azerbaijan.

Maiden Tower – the symbol of Baku and it is located in the southeastern part of Icherisheher

Juma Mosque – XIIth century played a significant role in the social, political and cultural life of medieval Azerbaijan

Old Caravanserais – The Multani Caravanserai (dating from the XIVth century) is located on Qulle (Tower) Street and was built along a commercial caravan route and The Bukhara Caravanserai, located opposite the Multani Caravanserai, functioned as a shelter for merchants coming to Baku for trade.

Bathhouses – According to their architectural design, the lower half of the hamam was underground to ensure that the building was warm in winter and cool in summer

Khanegahs – places where the Sufis lived and worked. Khanegahs as a rule were located on the commercial caravan routes

Shirvanshah’s Palace – XIIth -XVth century AD is the last residence of the rulers of the Shirvan state whose dynasty lasted thousands of years. After the earthquake that shook Shamahy in 1191, the Shirvanshahs’ capital was transferred to Baku and the Shirvanshahs’ Palace Complex was built.

Museum of Miniature Books – the museum founder, has collected more than 6,000 miniature books for 27 years. At present, 4,350 miniature books published in 62 countries are on display in the museum.

The Mugham (Eastern Music) Theatre – XVth century AD is a two-floored caravanserai (guest house). The caravanserai has two entrances and a closed octagonal courtyard. 20 cells (rooms) are on the first floor and 22 are on the second floor around the perimeter of the octagonal yard.

Fountain Square – The most famous street of Baku

National History Museum – it was called “The educational museum of native land – Istiglal (Independence)” in honors of the above-mentioned museum.

Sea trip – make a real sea-voyage by pleasure-boat along the Baku Bay

Shopping malls in Baku – We made a list of the largest shopping malls in Baku and included brands list functioning in each stores.