The Maiden Tower

  This unique stone tower is one of the great enigmas of architectural archaeology. Powerfully built and still very sturdy, experts still disagree as to its original function – A fortress? A fire temple? A beacon? And the legends surrounding the name are as entertainingly varied. Interesting audio-visual displays within examine these questions but the […]

Shirvanshahs’ Palace

  Old stone domes, pillars, archways and tree-shaded courtyards echo with exotic oriental legends in Baku’s 15th-century royal palace. Built when Baku was the royal capital of the Shirvan kingdom, it has been meticulously restored as a visitor attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just five minutes’ walk from Icharishahar metro station, it’s right […]