• Registration Year

    2000

  • Registered Sector

    Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

Location and site

Registration Criteria

(C iv)

Historical Reference

  • Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sassanian, 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.

Hajybala Abutalybov

Mayor of Baku

Mr. Hajibala Abutalibov
Mayor of Baku
Executive Power of Baku
Istiglaliyyat Street 4
Baku, Azerbaijan
Az 1001
Tel:
+(99 412) 492 75 37
Fax:
+(99 412) 492 75 37
Email:
info@baku-ih.gov.az
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