One of the most interesting monuments near the Maiden Tower is remain of constructions which dates back to medieval centuries.In 1815 St.Bartholomew's cathedral appeared near the Maiden's Tower. According to the legend, St. Bartholomew, one of Christ`s twelve apostles, was the best-known of the preachers of the Jesus who had ever set foot on the land of Azerbaijan in the IV century. The remains of that church are still preserved.
The main responsibilities of Administration of the State Historical Architectural Reserve Icherisehehr are to preserve the architectural monuments,explore and propogate cultural heritage to future generations as well as to develop tourism sector. The Reserve Department, following the protection regime, determines the recreational area, as well as conducts archeological rescue operations. With an aim of investigate the history of ancient Baku, rescuing archaeological exploration is carried out to explore monuments that have been left undetermined and have not been investigated yet. In recent years, significant works have been done in the tourism infrastructure of Icherisheher. Two centuries ago, the ancient city of Baku, called Icheri Sheher, has now become a modern tourist center. Architectural monuments and historical sites which were investigated by the Reserve Department are conserved and used for tourism purposes. Historical-architectural monuments discovered as a result of archaeological excavations in the area can be mentioned as an example.