Euronews highlights Old City in Baku (VIDEO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:
Euronews, a European, multilingual news television channel, has broadcasted a video footage highlighting final series of Postcards from Azerbaijan.
“The city is fast developing with modern structures, but the Old City remains popular for visitors and locals alike,” Euronews reported. “The buildings here date back to at least the 12th century, a melting pot of different cultural influences.”
“And there’s actually a mystery about what one of the main attractions, the Maiden Tower, used to be,” Euronews reported. “Was it a guard tower, an observatory, or some kind of ancient temple? The experts have differing views.”
“There is a combination of the western and the eastern architectural styles, like Gothic, Baroque, Rococo and the Classic style,” Arif Mammadov, an Old City guide, said.
Often referred to as an open-air museum, the Old City joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.
Baku has greatly expanded, but many say its historic neighbourhood will always be the heart of the capital.