The Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th Century Palace built by the Shirvanshahs, located in the Inner City (Icherisheher) of Baku, Azerbaijan. Together with the Maiden Tower, it forms a historic monument. UNESCO has inscribed it in the list of World Heritage Sites in the year 2000.
The Palace was, in the past surrounded by a wall with towers keeping the Baku Fortress secure. The Walled City of Baku reveals evidence of Zoroastrian, Sasanian, Arabic, Persian, Shirvani, Ottoman, and Russian presence in cultural continuity. Shirvanshahs’ Palace is one of the pearls of Azerbaijan’s architecture.
Walled City of Baku was founded on a site inhabited since the Palaeolithic period. It rises from the south shore of the Apsheron Peninsular at the western edge of the Caspian Sea. The most ancient monument of Icherisheher is the Maiden Tower – symbol of the city of Baku.
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