Baku City tour


The tour’s planned duration is 6 hours.

The tour starts at the main entrance to The Old City – Qoşa Qala (Double Towers)

– “Qoşa qala” is also known as the Shamakhy gate (12th century).

– House of Baku Khans (18th century) – Khans of Shirvanshah dynasty lived in that house for a long time.

– “Zəncir bül-bül” (The House with Chains also known as “The Small Iron” House) (19th century).

– “Multani” Caravanserai (14th century).

– “Bukhara” Caravanserai (15th century).

– “Bazar Meydanı” (Market Square) – despite its name the place was not only a market place, but also an ancient Zoroastrian holy place, which is evidenced by totems and other historical artefacts discovered during the excavations.- “Qız Qalası” (The Maiden’s Tower) is the symbol of Baku. Scientists still have different opinions regarding the exact date of its construction and the purpose of the unusually large form of the tower.

– “Hacı Bani hamamı” (Hadji Bani Bathhouse) (14th century).

– Two-storeyed Caravanserai (15th century). The building is presently used as Mugham Theatre.

– “Aşur Məscidi” (Ashur Mosque) (12th century) – named after the architect of the mosque. It is also known as “Ləzgi Məscidi” (Lezgin Mosque).

– “Cümə Məscidi” (Juma Mosque). Juma means Friday which is the holy day for all Moslems. The mosque belongs to 12th century and was was built on the site of an ancient temple of fire-worshippers.

– “Mədrəsə” (Madrasah – 12th century). Madrasah was a Moslem spiritual school where students studied the Qur’an as well as natural sciences and mathematics.

– “Məhəmməd Məscidi” (1078-79 years) is the oldest mosque of the Islamic period.

– “Miniature Books Museum”. The museum stores a collection of miniature books from different periods of time, languages, and authors. The collection consists of 6,500 books from 64 countries of the world.

– Aliagha Vahid monument. It was initially placed in the garden near the Philharmonic in 1990. At the end of 2008 the monument was carried to the square in Icheri Sheher near Shirvanshahs’ Palace. The monument was made by sculptor R. Hasanov. Vahid is the literary pseudonym of Aliagha Isgandarov (1895-1965), a poet and Honoured Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR.

– “Shirvanshahs’ Palace” Complex (12th-15th centuries) was the last palace of Shirvanshahs’ State with the history of more than a thousand years.

– Carpets museum

– Heydar Aliyev Center