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Castles and Palaces in Azerbaijan


Although they are not known worldwide, castles and fortifications in Azerbaijan have an interesting history.

A simple definition of a castle would be “a defensive fortification that was used as a residence too”.

Many of the defensive structures found in Azerbaijan were not residences, like the Mardakan Tower, which was used as a temporary defensive point.

The Palace of the Shirvanshahs in Baku is a great example of the Shirvan-Absheron architecture and is very well preserved.

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