Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 22 ha
- Buffer zone: 12 ha
Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City (Icheri Sheher) has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) is built over earlier structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, and the 15th-century Shirvanshahs' Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan's architecture.
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Hotels and places to stay
Du Port Hotel
Fawlty Towers Hotel Baku
City Palace Hotel
OLD STREET BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Four Seasons Hotel Baku
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Large airport - 13 mi (22 km) Gabala International Airport
Medium airport - 116 mi (187 km) Parsabade Moghan Airport
Small airport - 116 mi (187 km) Ardabil Airport
Medium airport - 160 mi (258 km) Uytash Airport
Medium airport - 203 mi (328 km) Tabriz International Airport
Large airport - 247 mi (397 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Bileh Savar
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.