Latvian President visits Icherisheher

Baku, March 9, AZERTAC

President of Latvia Egils Levits visited the Icherisheher, Inner City, a historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital Baku.

The Latvian President first viewed the Maiden Tower, which was built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th century. He was informed about the Tower, 28m in height and 16-16.5m in diameter, which is comprised of a cylinder-like real tower and a huge supporting construction.

President Egils Levits was informed about Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, which was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as landscaping and restoration work carried out there.

The Latvian President also familiarized himself with Icherisheher Centre for Traditional Arts. A commemorative gift was presented to the distinguished guest here.

The visit made a deep impression on the Latvian President.

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