The historical center of Baku recalls his turbulent past, from the period when the city was the capital of Persia, until the oil boom of the Soviet occupation. The old town is a maze of alleys, mosques, historical buildings and the remains of fortifications, including the Shirvanshahs' Palace and Maiden Tower, which is now included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is not only historic site, but also a center of art and culture. In addition, Baku is actively developing modern business.
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