SIGHTSEEING TOURS ON 2nd
day OF YOUR STAY IN BAKU
OLD CİTY TOUR ( 3 HOURS)
The history of the capital of Azerbaijan – Baku - goes back to ancient times, although
the exact date of its establishment is still unknown. The territory of the Absheron
Peninsula, where the city is located, has a favorable geographical position, a convenient
bay, a warm, dry climate, fertile soil, natural resources, so the emergence of the ancient
settlements here was quite natural.
Baku, its oil, its "burning earth" have been known far beyond its borders since ancient
-The written sources of Middle Ages’ mentioning Baku invariably refer to "eternal
flames" that were burning in Baku’s surroundings.
-City tour begins with a visit to the Old City which is also a fortress.
-A number of the Soviet-time movies were shot here.
- Tourists will see the main attractions of the Old City, including the Palace of the
Shirvan Shahs (XV cent),medieval baths, the symbol of the city - Maiden Tower (IX
cent), Karvansarays, workshops of handicraftsmen, mosques etc. The main gate of
“Gosha Gala Gapi”, Old Town walls, preserved till nowadays, narrow, cobbled streets
and numerous labyrinths show full flavor and historical value of Baku and its citizens.