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The old city in its buildings and ruins hides a centuries-old history. Archaeological excavations carried out here have found the tombs of the Bronze Age.
Icheri Sheher, in the common people Fortress, or the Old Town – an old residential quarter, historical and architectural reserve in the capital of Azerbaijan, the city of Baku.
The old city of Baku, called Icheri Sheher, is the main historical district of the capital of Azerbaijan, where its main attractions are concentrated. This site is surrounded by a majestic fortress wall, carefully guarding the unique architectural monuments, which have long become the most important cultural heritage of the whole country.
The territory of Icheri Sheher totals 221 thousand square meters. m, where in addition to walking along the narrow streets of tourists live ordinary families of ordinary locals. Everything here is literally saturated with the spirit of antiquity, and the reigning atmosphere is fully consistent with the status of this place, as if attracting many guests of the Azerbaijani capital with a magnet. In 1977, Icheri Sheher was declared a historical and architectural reserve, and in 2000 was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Icheri Sheher became the first object from Azerbaijan included in the World Heritage List. @ Source: https://www.sputnik8.com/en/baku/activities/20408-staryy-gorod-icheri-sheher-ocharovanie-istoricheskoy-chasti-stolitsy-azerbaydzhan
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