Saturday 12 December 2015

Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

This is so far my only postcard of Azerbaijan. Arrived from Canada and it was sent by Jason who lived in Baku in the end of the 90's.

Maiden Tower

The Maiden Tower (AzerbaijaniQız Qalası), also known locally as Giz Galasi, located in the Old CityBaku, in Azerbaijan, was built in the 12th century as part of the walled city. Together with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms an ensemble of historic monuments inscribed 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 Azeri currency notesand official letterheads. - in: wikipedia

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