are two well known keeps or castles in Mardakan, both with a very important role in
the region's history. The two different shaped towers are the Mardakan Quadrangular Tower and the Round
About the Round
Tower of Mardakan
The Mardakan Round Tower is a 13th century castle situated
in Mardakan, situated about 37 km from the capital city of Baku.
Round castle of Mardakan was built in the 13th century and its tower acted as signal houses for
alerting the population of enemy presence.
most of the castles in the Absheron peninsula, the Round castle and tower did not have inner
courtyards and overall it wasn’t designed for long stays. Its purpose was solely defensive and
it also served as a signal tower.
The Round Tower of Mardakan is 16 m high and it is situated
in the centre of a small courtyard of just 25m X 25m. The outer walls protecting the tower are
7 m high.
Round Tower Photos
Mardakan Round Tower
Round Tower Map&Location
Round Tower Addess: Sharg, Mardakan, Khazar, Baku. Postal Code: AZ1076.
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