Tour starts visiting to Shirvanshah Palace. Shirvanshah Palace was built in Baku in the 15th century for the rulers of Shirvan in connection with transferring the nation's capital from Shemakha to Baku. The complex includes the two-story building of the palace, the tomb, the mosque, the divanhane, the mausoleum of Sayyid Yahya Bakuvi, the bath, the eastern portal and the gate of Murad (16th cent.).
The ground floor of the building (27 rooms), which was used by servants and for the storage of domestic supplies, has been preserved exactly as it was built in the 15th century. Divan-Khane of the Shirvanshah palace complex is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.
The slender portal, which served as the main entrance to the Divan-khane is decorated with stalactite semi-dome richly ornamented and inscribed. This portal is considered the most beautiful not only among the monuments of Baku but also among similar monuments of Iran and Asia Minor.
After Shirvanshah Palace our tour will continue at Maiden Tower. The Maiden Tower (Azerbaijani: Qız Qalası) or also known locally as Giz Galasi located in the Old City, Baku in Azerbaijan is an ancient tower with cultural affinity corroborating the presence Zoroastrians, Sassanians, Arabs, Persians, Shirvanis, Ottomans, and Russians. Built in the 12th century, as part of the walled city of Baku, the Maiden Tower, with the Shirvanshahs’ Palace dated to the 15th century.
GUIDED OLD CITY TOUR
- 1 bottle of mineral water per person
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Pick up from the hotel or address
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach or private car
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
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