Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower World Heritage Site

Official name
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower | UNESCO
Country
Azerbaijan
Continent
Asia
Location
Apsheron peninsula
40.3666° Lat, 49.8333° Lon
Code
958
Time Zone
Asia/Baku, +04 +0400
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 2000. Built on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, the Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. The Inner City (Icheri Sheher) has preserved much of its 12th-century defensive walls. The 12th-century Maiden Tower (Giz Galasy) 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.