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İçərişəhər | Icherisheher (Old City)

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Why locals love it

Baku started from the Old City, as it is obvious from the name. Both the locals and tourists love this city in the city - here is the main historical attractions of Baku. Serenity and eternity peace among the ancient walls attract everyone. Old City is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Why you should visit it

The residents of Old City still continue their daily livelihood. By visiting Old City you may observe both how people live today and lived centuries ago in this area. The history of Old City goes to Bronze age. Mosques, hamams, karvansarays, divans, palaces and of course symbol of Baku - Maiden tower will welcome you during your trip here.

Special tip

The entrance to Old City is free for pedestrians. However, if you travel in a car, you will be asked to pay or park out of Old City.

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8 Comments

Main landmark of Baku. Old city, great place to take pictures. There are too many cheap hostels to stay.
Farxad
Local
September 29, 2018
Some scenes of famous Azerbaijani and USSR movies such as “Diamong hand”, “Amphibian man”, “Aybolit-66”, “Teheran-43”, “Don not be afraid, I`m with you” which are famous around the world were shot in Old city.The well-known scene of “In foreign country –Istanbul” of “Brilliant hand” was shot in Old city by decision of Leonid Gayday. The old streets of Old city, Shirvanshahs` Palace, minarets of mosques and fortress walls appear in the movie. A monument of Yuri Nikulin was erected in Icherisheher, where the movie was shooting.
Khalide
Local
September 18, 2018
Thank you so much for your enlightenment! Definitely, I will remember these movies when I get Baku next May. I appreciate a lot people like you, regards from Mallorca
Lore
Traveller
April 13, 2019
The core part of the city I live in
Elba
Local
January 23, 2018
It is the place worth visiting like a maze
Polad
Local
January 8, 2018
One of the best places to see in Baku!
Kamal
Local
December 10, 2017

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