The Old City is a unique town within the city of Baku with its own infrastructure and residential communities. The fortress is located in the center of Baku along the coast of the Caspian Sea.
The unique historic monuments and a wide range of tourism options make Icherisheher one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
The pearl of the Azerbaijani culture, possesses hundreds of historical monuments, four of which are of global importance.
It became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.