The Old City (İçəri şəhər in Azerbaijani) is the historic core of Baku. It is surrounded by walls and has an ellyptical shape (approx. 400m x 600m in size). It is located at the southwestern end of Baku, not far from the waterfront. The old city has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 2010, even if it contains many 19th and 20th century buildings. It dates back to the 12th century. The Maiden Tower is a 30m tall structure at the southeastern end of the old city, probably built for religious or defensive purposes. Inside the tower there is a small museum.
01 City walls 02 City walls and metro station 03 Gate
04 Aliagha Vahid statue 05 Cuma mosque 06 Souvenir shops 07 Pedestrian area
08 Maiden tower 09 Ruins 10 Maiden tower interior 11 Maiden tower interior 12 Maiden tower staircase
13 Maiden tower 14 Souvenir shops 15 Maiden tower 16 Maiden tower 17 Ruins
18 Gosha Gala Gapisi double gate
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