A ravishing city in its own, Icheri Sheher is the capital’s heart with Maiden Tower, traditional carpet weavers, bars and restaurants. Once the medieval capital of the Shirvan Shahs with a mere population of 7,000 people, Baku began to expand to become the strong metropolis it is today.
Walking around in the Old City, you’ll almost forget you’re in the largest city in the Caucasus as you pass by historic mosques-turned-museums, former palaces, and the odd souvenir shop here and there. Visit traders in a bygone era UNESCO-listed fortified old town as the Acropolis of Baku. It’s touristy for sure, but definitely one of the top things to do in Baku.