century World Heritage Site is the Shirvanshah’s Palace and the Maiden Tower, found amongst shaded courtyards and cobbled streets packed with tea houses and carpet shops.
Shirvanshah’s Palace is a stunning work of medieval architecture and craftsmanship with a complex of tombs, mausoleums and bath houses, with its domes sitting high on the city’s highest hill.
The Maiden Tower is 29m tall and its walls are up to 5m thick.
This is the name for the esplanade (or boulevard) which hugs the coastline along the city’s harbor.
Take a half-hour trip out of Baku’s main harbour on a summer’s evening and appreciate the staggering cityscape – especially its iconic Flame Towers – from the water.