• Gosha Gala Gapisy (fortress walls)
• Shirvanshahs Palace
• Maiden’s Tower
• Medieval baths
• The place where the shooting of the film “The Diamond Arm” took place
• Display of handicrafts from crafts
• Carpets and antique shops
Paired fortress gates (Gosha Gala), (Old City of Baku)
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Here there is a heightened interest, In recent years; the tourism industry drew the attention of Azerbaijan’s rich culture, friendly people and very luxurious industries and hospitality. Baku is an incredible place for travelers who are looking for something new and interesting. If you read this far, then, you probably, given the visit to the city of Baku. This information will give you an idea of the city and the atom that awaits you a tour of the city of Baku.
The fortress walls (Qala divarları) are fortress walls and towers surrounding the medieval Old Baku city – Icheri Sheher. The city of Baku, as illustrated by travelers and photographs of the late XIX century, was once surrounded by two rows of walls. Of these, only one high stone wall with several gates has survived to this day. These gates during the time of Shah Abbas I and later were repeatedly restored.
The fortress wall of the city is equipped with towers, loopholes, banquets and machine-guns, and served as a reliable defense of the city. The length of the fortress walls today is 500 m, although in the Middle Ages it was 1500 m. The width of the walls is 3.5 m, the height is 8-10 m.
Shirvanshahs palace (Şirvanşahlar sarayı) is the former residence of shirvanshahs (rulers of Shirvan), located in the capital of Azerbaijan, the city of Baku.
Forms a complex, in addition to the palace itself, also includes the court Diwan-khan, the shrine of shirvanshahs, the palace mosque of 1441 with the minaret, the bath and the mausoleum of the court scholar Seyid Yahya Bakuvi. The palace complex was built in the period from XIII. to the XVI century (some buildings, like the palace itself, were built in the early 15th century under Shirvanshah Khalil-ulle I). The construction of the palace was connected with the transfer of the capital of the Shirvanshah state from Shamakhi to Baku.
Despite the fact that the main buildings of the ensemble were built at different times, the palace complex produces a holistic artistic impression. The builders of the ensemble relied on the age-old traditions of the Shirvan-Apsheron architectural school .. Having created precise cubic and multifaceted architectural volumes, they decorated the walls with the richest carved pattern, which indicates that the creators of the palace perfectly mastered the skill of masonry. Each of the architects, thanks to tradition and artistic taste, took the architectural design of his predecessor, creatively developed and enriched it. All-time buildings are connected both by unity of scale, and by rhythm and proportionality of the basic architectural forms – cubic volumes of buildings, domes, portals.
In 1964, the palace complex was declared a museum-preserve and taken under the protection of the state. In 2000, a unique architectural and cultural ensemble, along with the fortified walls of the historic part of the city and the Maiden Tower, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The palace of the Shirvanshahs and today is considered one of the pearls of the architecture of Azerbaijan.
Bath Haji Gaiba (Azerbaijan Qasib hamam Bath was built at the end of the 16th century by the architect Gadzhi Bani on the order of Haji Gaib.The bathhouse was located on the caravan park of Bania for a long time remained underground and as a result of archeological excavations of 1964. “5 Bani Shirvanshahs (azerbas Sirvansahlar Saraуrnin Sah hamami), the palace baths of the 10th century were part of the complex of the Shirvanshahs palace, located to the east of the lower courtyard, the baths are deeply buried, which is typical for the baths of the entire Absheron peninsula. the largest rooms were opened 6. Bath Ara Mikayil (azerb., Aga Mikayl hamami) The bath was erected XVIII 15) in the southwestern part of the fortress, on one of the main streets in the century Kichik Gala, the resident of the Haji Ara Mikail. bathhouse is called a quarter of the bathhouse attendants.The entrance to the bathhouse from the side of the Kichik Gala Street.The dressing room and bathhouse have a square shape.The architectural composition of the bath is expressed by divided into proportional tiers lancet arches and domesLa 7. Bath Kasum-bey (azerb. Qasim bay hamam). The bathhouse is built in xvll ers near the Salyan gate. In the common people, the bath was called the “Sweet Bath” age, and this was due to the fact that sweets were served here with tea. The bathhouse consists of a vestibule, a dressing room, a bath, a pool and a stucco. After the restoration work in the bathhouse in 1970, the Green Aimeka began to function there
The caravanserai built in the 17th century belonged to the resident of Baku Kasum-bey and his heirs. A square caravan-saray has two open entrances, located along one axis. Entrance to the caravan-saray in connection with the sea trade from the side of Sahil Street and partly located on the trade highway. The interior is octagonal. The yard is surrounded by balconies, behind which are separate rooms
Antique things know how to store the smell of centuries. This is not just a figurative expression. Have you ever been to an antique store? Check it out somehow and see for yourself.
In Baku, many antiques lovers, those who day after day are scouring the antique shops in search of certain items. Not to say that we have so many antique shops, but they do exist. And, many of them are ready not only to sell you the goods, but also to get it from you.
Someone hunts for ancient jewelry, someone collects stamps, and someone more important than coins or medals. Each person has his own tastes, and every visitor to an antique store looks and finds out only what is needed and interesting to him
In walking through Icheri Sheher, you can not help recalling the Soviet comedy film “The Diamond Arm” directed by Leonid Gaidai – with Yuri Nikulin, Anatoly Papanov and Andrei Mironov in the lead roles. In the footsteps of the filming, we went, together with a well-known TV presenter, an expert on the history of the Old City Rahib Azeri, who agreed to be our guide.
Every fan and fan of this film knows that the “foreign” part of the film was shot in Azerbaijan. So, in the “Diamond Arm” of Baku turned into Turkish Istanbul.
Filming began in late April 1968 and lasted until mid-November. In the middle of September the group arrives in Baku to shoot episodes “abroad”, which stretched for almost two weeks.
The ancient streets of Baku still resemble footage from the picture: here the hero of Gorbunkov’s picture was tempted by a sultry beauty, and on the next street he fell on a stone block with the famous expression “Damn it”.