are two castles in Mardakan and both have played an important role in
Azerbaijan' history duting the 13th and 14th centuries. They are known as
Mardakan Towers and they have different tower shapes, one is round and the
other one is rectangular.
About Quadrangular Tower in
The Quadrangular Tower is bigger than the Round Tower, being 22 m in height. It was built in the
14th century and it has 5 floors.
purpose was defensive, its inner courtyard of 28m X 25 m could not host many people at once. It
was mainly used for defending Mardakan on a temporary basis.
Reaching the rectangular tower in Madrakan is quite easy. When entering
Mardakan from the road from Baku it is immediately visible.
the castle there is a Tuba-Shakha mosque which hosts a permanent exhibition about the castles
and fortifications of the Absharan peninsula (where Mardakan is also
Quadrangular Tower Addess: Mashadi Azizbayov, Mardakan, Khazar, Baku. Postal
Code AZ1044. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:
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