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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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«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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