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Maiden Tower

Icherisheher (Inner City), the rarest pearl in the cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people and the pride of every Azerbaijani, is the historical centre of ancient Baku, which was the capital of the Shirvanshah State. This state with its thousand years of history, symbolises Azerbaijani statehood. At the heart of Icherisheher stands Maiden Tower (Qız Qalası), one of the most spectacular and magnificent architectural monuments of Baku's historic buildings.

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Maiden Tower — 3D

Icherisheher (Inner City), the rarest pearl in the cultural heritage of the Azerbaijani people and the pride of every Azerbaijani, is the historical centre of ancient Baku, which was the capital of the Shirvanshah State. This state with its thousand years of history, symbolises Azerbaijani statehood. At the heart of Icherisheher stands Maiden Tower (Qız Qalası), one of the most spectacular and magnificent architectural monuments of Baku's historic buildings. The Tower was included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage in 2000.

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The Shirvanshahs’ Palace Complex

İçərişəhərin Qərb qapısından daxil olan kimi Şirvanşahlar Sarayı minarə və günbəzlərinin əzəmətli ilə diqqətinizi çəkəcəkdir. Şirvan hökmdarlarının iqamətgahı olan  Şirvanşahlar Sarayı, qədim şəhərdə dominant rol oynayır.

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Baku Khan's Palace Complex, which Mirza Muhammad khan built in 1750, was the residence for all subsequent rulers. After the incorporation of the Baku khanate to the Russian Empire in 1806, the bathhouse’s domes were demolished and the gaps filled with household waste. It was covered with a layer of earth and the Military Commandant’s Office was built over it to house Russian soldiers.

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Religious-architectural complex with arcade (Sacred place Khanagah)

Religious temples, which constitute an important part of our ancient history, have a special place among the monuments. And this was able to show itself more clearly in the example of “Icheri Sheher”. The most interesting building erected for religious purposes is Religious-architectural complex with arcade - Sacred place khanagah.

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«Gala» Reserve

Gala State Historical-Ethnographic Reserve was established in the historical part of Gala settlement by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated April 18, 1988, No. 135. The area of the reserve is 81.5 hectares. There are 228 architectural and archeological monuments in this area.

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Baku Photography House

Baku Photography House opened in 2019 in the old Zanjerli Bina mansion with the  support of the administration of the historical-architectural reserve Icherisheher.

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Underground bath XVII century

In 2016, archeological excavations and cleaning works were carried out in the underground bath near the Double Fortress Gates.The underground bath is dated back to the early 17th century.

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Baylar Mosque

Baylar Mosque, which was built the last (1895) in the area of Icherisheher, was restored and turned into a museum according to its purpose by “Icherisheher” State Historical-Architectural Reserve Department.

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Baylar Mosque

Baylar Mosque, which was built the last (1895) in the area of Icherisheher, was restored and turned into a museum according to its purpose by “Icherisheher” State Historical-Architectural Reserve Department. The “Sacred Relics” exposition was created in the mosque, showing a great care in religious beliefs and rituals that play an important role in the spiritual culture of people. 

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