The circular tower’s twin was one of the town main pillars. Located in the town’s north-east, the second fortress is known as the lighthouse. It is said to have been at the bottom of the sea fortress. Although it is a military facility, it is located on private property and protected. Access to both fortresses is said to have been through underground tunnels. Its coverage is over 16 miles. The lighthouse is 33.4 m high together with the beacon, while its walls are 2 m thick. The first modern school after Russian occupation was opened here in 1856. One of the country’s first theaters was established here in 1850 as well. Although Khanates were abolished, the Czar left the titles of Talysh Khans intact. In 1906-1910, Khan invited well-known composer Muslim Magomayev to teach music to his children and set up a chorus. Lankaran is also known for its strong religious traditions. In fact, the head of the Caucasus Muslims’ clerical office comes from Lankaran, which is treated quite naturally. There are many mosques, tombs and shrines in Lankaran, and the best known of them is in the Shikhakaran village.