Nardaran Tower

Nardaran, one of the most picturesque and ancient villages of Absheron, is located about 30 kilometers from Baku. The Nardaran tower / Nardaran castle is a construction consisting of a round tower and quadrangular tower walls. The height of the tower is 12 meters high and the height of the walls is different.


It is 8 meters to the north and 5 meters to the south-west. The Nardaran tower is divided into three parts. The first half is three times higher than the others. The pedestals are covered with stone. The thickness of the tower walls is 1.56 to 1.85 meters. On the first floor of the tower there is a deep well. According to local residents, there was underground sewerage here.

On the second floor of the Nardaran castle, there are stone stairs leading up and down to the third floor. The third layer is currently disintegrated. However, traces of stone stones inside the wall indicate that the rest of the tower was also the fourth layer. If so, the height of the fort was traditionally higher than 20 meters. There are two inscriptions on the wall of the Nardaran tower, about two-quarter height, showing the construction worker, architect and construction history. It turns out that the fortress was built on the seafront by the Khuraman mother in 700 AD called Barakat. (At present, the tower is at a great distance from the seafront.)

Nardaran tower was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in Need of Urgent Safeguarding within the Caspian Shore Defensive Constructions on October 24, 2001.

Source: UNESCO World Heritage List

Nardaran Tower
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