Explore Evolving Achitecture of Baku as a reflection on mixture of cultures, traditions and contradictions of political turmoils
A UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Old Town has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls and Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) and may other cultural structures dating from the 7th to 6th centuries BC, to the 15th-century Shirvanshahs’ Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture.
Over three hours discover the reflection of Baku’s oil heritage through oil barons’ quest for personal glory and fame from the late 19th and early 20th century. Walk will travel along with visually fabulous and emblematic highlights of the old and new streets of Baku with background of contrasting urban legends and myths about its past and present life