Baku Old City Map
Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower 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.
Walled City of Baku
Castle walls and fountain
Shirvanshahs Palace is the biggest monument of the Shirvan-Absheron branch of the Azerbaijan architecture, situated in the Inner City of Baku.
Entrance of the palace
The figure of yard of the palace
The complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the burial-vaults, the shah’s mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi’s mausoleum, a portal in the east – Murad’s gate, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath-house.
Mausoleum of the Shirvanshahs Palace
Sarcophaguses of the mausoleum
The displays in the palace are really splendid.
The palace garden with fountain
The Shirvanshahs Palace is depicted on the Azerbaijani 10,000 and 10 manat banknote. The Palace is the grandest symbol and pride for the all citizen of Baku.