President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Mexican Congress Oscar Arce who is visiting Baku has today visited Icherisheher, one of the world’s cultural heritage sites.
The guest familiarized himself with the Maiden Tower built in 7th-6th centuries BC and restored in the 12th century. The Tower, 28m in height and 16-16,5m in diameter, comprises of a cylinder-like real tower and a huge supporting construction.
He viewed exposition of stone exhibits at Syrataghly Religious and Architectural Complex discovered in 1964 during archaeological excavations to the north of Maiden Tower. Oscar Arce was informed on Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, which has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
He also walked through “Kichik Gala” street in the Inner City. President of Chamber of Deputies of Mexican Congress also visited the Palace of Shirvanshahs built in early 15th century and considered one of the landmark architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.
The guest also visited Mohammed Mosque of world significance afterwards and acquainted himself with newly completed museum-conservation works.
Oscar Arce also signed the Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve’s guest book.