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Maiden Tower, Baku

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World heritage site · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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Part of the UNESCO-listed Baku Old City, Maiden Tower remains one of the nation's most distinctive emblems. Built on a solid rock foundation in the 12th century, the majestic 29.5 m (96 ft) tower seamlessly blends Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman architectural influences. Its massive foundations plunge 15 m (49.2 ft) below ground and may date back as far as the 4th century CE. Explore the mysterious eight-story structure, which houses a water well, an observation deck at the top, and a museum containing many relics and stories of the city's evolution throughout history. The tower also contains shops and cafes. Take a look at our Baku tour app to schedule your visit to Maiden Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Lovely cultural place to visit in Baku. Purchase the tickets outside and wonder through the tower, taking in the history before the top. Views from the top are stunning and highly recommend a visit. 
    Lovely cultural place to visit in Baku. Purchase the tickets outside and wonder through the tower, taking in the history before the top. Views from the top are stunning and highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • Opens a good panorama in the Old city, liked very much . The tour is organized by Rauf Mirzayev. Hard to believe that the tower was in the see many many years ago, but it was 
    Opens a good panorama in the Old city, liked very much . The tour is organized by Rauf Mirzayev. Hard to believe that the tower was in the see many many years ago, but it was  more »
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  • Maiden Tower is situated in Old Town of Baku, but it's not that impressive if you look at it closely. The real purpose of this tower is still unknown. It's not that tall or unique in anyway. Each flight of stairs has some basic info to keep one informed, but then again it's not exactly appealing or interesting enough. The price of entrance is not worth the experience.
  • Best thing about Baku is they are doing their best to preserve their history and culture. Maiden tower is maintained well and good place in old city.

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