Multani and Bukhara Caravanserais

Multani Caravanserai was established in the 14th century. It is opposite to the Bukhara Caravanserai. Now Multani is the name of a city in Pakistan. The merchants and Zoroastrians from India harnessed this caravanserai as a stop. It is assumed that these people erected the Ateshgah Temple of Zoroastrians in Surakhani. The caravanserai has a square shape and the construction of the building is in an ancient style. There are a lot of balconies around the courtyard. Now the Multani Caravanserai houses a restaurant of Azerbaijani cuisine.

Bukhara Caravanserai was constructed in the late 15th century over a trade route passing through the Shamakhi Gates of the fortress. It is close to the Maiden Tower.

The caravanserai was used as a hotel, basically catering to merchants of Central Asia. The shape of the caravanserai building is square and surrounded by balconies and cells, and the portal is convex.

The caravanserai has an octagonal courtyard as well as. The bulk of the architectural composition of the caravanserai has been formed by a variety of arches situated around the inner courtyard. In the year of 1964, the Bukhara Caravanserai underwent restoration, and as a result of this process, the caravanserai building was separated from its annexes built earlier which made available to see the national monument on the background of the surrounding buildings. The caravanserai building houses a restaurant which serves Azerbaijan national cuisine.