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Located on the Apsheron peninsula (Abseron Yasaqligi) north-east of Baku, Mardakan is a small town of flat roofs, named after the ancient tribe of the Mards.

During the summer the town is popular with the inhabitants of Baku who own or rent dachas in the area, you can see also some old mansions some of which are now used as sanatoria.

Mardakan's main attraction is its castles . There are two of them, one with a round tower, and a larger one with a square tower. The larger castle dates from the 14 th century and is immediately visible as you approach Mardakan, although it is not built on a hill. This tower is about 25 m exhibition dedicated to the castles in the Apsheron peninsula. The smaller castle was built in the 13 th century and its design is similar to that of the Ramana castle (between Baku and the airport): a round central tower surrounded by a wall. An inscription  names Abdulmajid Ibn Masud as the architect. (there is a fourth castle at Nardaran ).


Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: azerb.com

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April 30, 2006 new by azerbaijan08 (2 points)

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