Old Town Baku ‘Ichery Sheher’
The history of Ichery Sheher, Baku’s Old Town reaches back to at least the 12th century and there have been mentions of a settlement here even in Roman times. The ancient crooked streets of the old town tell a tale of the city’s past as an important trading stop on the Silk Road. Other important historical sites include the Maiden Tower, the Hajji Gayyib bathhouse and the Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
All of these attractions are easily accessible from the Park Inn by Radisson Baku
The history of Baku’s Old Town
In 1806 Baku became part of the Russian Empire. It was during this period that the fortifications of the old town were re-built and canons placed along the city’s walls. It was also at this period that the city began to expand and prosper. The architecture outside the old city took on more European influences of Baroque and Gothic styles. For the true Azeri historical experience a wander through the Ichery Sheher old town area is essential. This is where all the original mosques, craftsmen’s workshops and bazaars were located.
Baku has a vibrant history that will entrance any visitor. Travellers can make a day trip to Gobustan National Park
to experience the prehistoric past as lived by people in this area.
Explore the Old Town from your Baku hotel
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Baku for a comfortable stay in recently refurbished rooms with a stunning view of the Caspian Sea. The hotel has on-site fitness facilities and 24 hour room service.