Open an ancient gates of Baku - Old city walking tour.

2 to 4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


The old city is not big, but very unique ancient part of Baku city.
Icheri Sheher, the Old City, is Baku’s historical centre, with many of its 12th-century defensive walls still intact. Within these fortifications are the ancient jewels of Azerbaijan, the Maiden Tower World Heritage and Shirvanshahs’ Palace World Heritage, but also a creative community, local craft stores and even entrepreneurs touting Azeri caviar. Visitors can stop for a quick qutab (charred, stuffed flatbread) served from a window for a single manat; pause for tea taken with spoonfuls of jam or indulge in an authentic feast with a side of traditional entertainment.


  • Water
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Miniature Books
  • Entry/Admission - Bukhara Caravanserai
  • Entry/Admission - Maiden Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Vahid Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Entry/Admission - Aga Mikayil Bath House
  • Entry/Admission - Baku Old City
  • Entry/Admission - St. Bartholomew Church

What to expect

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Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

Enjoy personal and professional attention from your local tour guide during this tour where you will discover top attractions of Baku Old Town. You will learn about the main and unique monuments of Baku.
The Old city had two gates (12 century): the Salyan Gates and the Shemakha Gates. The city was protected by dozens of cannons set on the walls. The port was re-opened for trade, and in 1809 a customs office was established

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Maiden Tower, Downtown Baku Old City, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

The World Heritage Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Along with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azerbaijani currency notes and official letterheads.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bukhara Caravanserai, Qalla Street Old City, Baku Azerbaijan

Bukhara Caravanserai was erected in the late 15th century over a trade route passing through the Shamakhi Gates of the fortress. It is close to the Maiden Tower. The caravanserai was harnessed as a hotel, basically catering to merchants of Central Asi

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palace of the Shirvanshahs, Zamkovskaya Side-street, 76 Icherisheher, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

Wolrd Heritage Shirvanshakh`s Uncompleted complex.
Owing to the invasions of foreign conquerors in the 12-13 centuries, Shirvanshahs started erecting in Baku and Absheron fortress walls, towers and fortifications for defensive purposes on which names of Shirvanshahs and their titles were inscribed. All these are indicative of the independence of Shirvanshahs and big feudal lords.
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Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Aga Mikayil Bath House, Kicik Qala, 16, Baku Azerbaijan

Among dozens of sights and architectural structures of Old Baku, its bathhouses can be subsumed under a separate group. Such bathhouses as Gadzhi Gaib, Aga Mikail, Kasum bek, and the famous bathhouses in Shirvanshakh Palace were functioning there.
The general regularities of town planning methods in Baku as well as in the whole East can be traced in bathing building structures. More often bathhouses were built either as part of palace complexes and public buildings, located in the city’s center, or built separately in a city’s service and utility zone.

Special attention must be given to palace bathhouses built in every palace complexes of eastern rulers. Among such Baku’s bathhouses, the one located in the Shirvanshakh Palace, is of special interest. This is a large bathhouse, consisting of 26 premises revealed in the course of the archeological digs of 1939.
But for weddinggs, meetings, agreements, parties

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

We will visit Apsheron Wine shop where you can try different drinks as local branded wines, cognacs and vodka

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Vahid Monument, Old Town, Baku Azerbaijan

he creative process that had lasted several months was completed in March 1990. The constant, intense endeavors and efforts undertaken by the three artists were artistically and architecturally addressed in the monument. The originality of the monument's form and shape is based on the famous hemistich of the poet nicknamed “Ghazalkhan (Khan of the ghazals) "I am the successor of great Fuzuli".

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Miniature Books, Gala lane, 1, Baku Azerbaijan

The Baku Museum of Miniature Books is the only museum of miniature books in the world, settled in the old part of Baku, called Inner City. The museum started its operation on April 2, 2002. In 2015 the Museum of Miniature Books was presented the Certificate of the Guinness Book of Records as the largest private museum of miniature books.[

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Bartholomew Church, Qulle Street Old City Baku near the Market Square, Baku Azerbaijan

Christianity already came into existence on the land of Azerbaijan in the first ages of A.D., when the first Christian missionaries from Jerusalem and Syria began to arrive in Caucasian Albania, the state situated on this land at that time. Afterwards on these lands arose the first Christian communities.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Baku Old City, Neftchilar Ave, Baku 1000 Azerbaijan

Handicraft little shops where you can find silk carpets, handicrafts and many unique things.

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
July 2022

Nurana was more than amazing on our trip, had great recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. Would highly recommend tours woth Nurana

April 2022

It’s very nice tour with Nurana. She explained us all sightseeing in the Azerbaijan. She arranged very good transportation for us. It’s very comfortable and explained about all travel policy.

December 2021

Nurana, thank you so much! All trips and excursions were very interesting and informative. We liked everything very much, we will recommend it to friends and will be happy to come again!

December 2021

Nuran is a very honest person, she knows Baku very well. What ever you need she will provide, chargers wise she is reasonable. We really enjoyed baku and so many places because of her. Highly recommended انصحكم فيها وايد، تعرف كل الامكان، وايد امينة و محترمة

November 2021

I really liked the architecture in the old city and the information Nuran provided about the houses, such a great experience! Nuran is very knowledgeable and very caring, she helped also with other matters such as bookings of tables, organizing things in the city and also presented a very nice gi...

August 2021

It was great experience had a great time she knows every single detail about places . Highly recommended for fun trip .

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