Nardaran Tower

Nardaran Tower

Nardaran tower is located on the Absheron peninsula, 25 km north of baku, is a quiet town built on a steep slope, near the town of Mashtaga (notice that there is another town called Nardaran, some 10 kilometres south of Siazan).

The famious sight in Nardaran is its 14 th century castle. It located in the northern extreme of town, with a round tower surrounded by walls. The construction inscription engraved the name of the master – Mahmud Ibn Saad. He built also the old Bibi Heibat and Molla Ahmad mosques in the Baku citadel. Near the castle you can see a nice view of the Caspian. Also interesting is the small and very ruined caravanserai.

Nardaran is a place of very strong islamic faith. Unlike elsewhere in Azerbaijan, it is not rare to see a woman wearing an style chador. Also the streets have a plethora of islamic slogans and the town has a large madrassa. The main mosque, dedicated Rehime Khanim, a wife of the 7th imam is an important pilgrimage destination for Shia Muslims. There are several other mosques, the most imposing being the Aga mosque, with a castle style minaret and a beautiful blue dome.

To reach Nardaran from Baku you can take a bus or use the train till Mashtaga.

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