Enjoy personal and professional attention from your local tour guide during this tour where you will discover top attractions of Baku Old Town. You will learn about the main and unique monuments of Baku. Those include the Maiden Tower, the Palace of Shirvanshahs, the courtyard known as “Divankhana”, mosques and minarets, caravansaries and bathes. Old Baku has lots of treasures that will leave you with memories for many years. Baku Old Town Walking Tour will give you an insight about the rich history of oriental side of Baku.
Tour departs from the exit of Icharishahar metro station. Your guide will have a badge with their name and Baku Tours logo on it. See the image for the exact meeting point: http://bit.ly/IchariMeet. If you’d like a hotel pickup, please choose “Hotel Pickup” option in extras and specify your accommodation address during checkout.
Tour starts at Icharishahar metro station, just by the old city walls of Baku. From there on your way to the Palace of Shirvanshahs, you will get informed about the history of mosques, caravansaries, old trading squares and old city walls.
Enter the Shirvanshahs’ Palace, the central part of ancient Shiranshahs kingdom and dive into the spirit of Islamic civilization while passing through the courtyard and king’s private rooms. Get to know the history of the palace and visit the mausoleums that witnessed many troubles for the past two centuries. See the ancient and controversial pagan temple and be a witness of ancient pagan monuments discovered in different parts of Azerbaijan.
Visit the most remarkable and mysterious monument – the Maiden Tower, built in the south-east part of Icharishahar. Hear about its history and legends standing behind it. Enjoy the memorable experience with your tour guide and head back to the central Icharishahar metro station.
We'll pass by the mosques and bathhouses located in the Old Town and you'll learn why one of the oldest surviving mosques in the city is called "Broken Fortress".