Monument to Nizami Ganjavi, Baku

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Discover Azerbaijan's poetry heritage by admiring the Monument to Nizami Ganjavi, a 12th-century poet revered throughout the country. The monument is located in Nizami Square in central Baku near the Nizami Museum of Literature. Sculpted by Fuad Abdurahmanov (who won the Stalin Prize for this work), it was erected in 1949 and features a 6 meter-high bronze statue installed on a 9-meter high octahedral pedestal. The pedestal is made of red Labrador granite and features seven plaques with scenes from Nizami's works, as well as a memorial inscription. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Baku using our trip planner.
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  • The monument is huge and dominating the whole park. I loved the fact that it is dedicated to a man of culture, a poet!! 
    The monument is huge and dominating the whole park. I loved the fact that it is dedicated to a man of culture, a poet!!  more »
  • I was not planning on coming here. But I saw it while walking from Fountain Square to the Old City. It was nice to see it and discover that Nizami Ganjavi is a major figure in Azeri history. 
    I was not planning on coming here. But I saw it while walking from Fountain Square to the Old City. It was nice to see it and discover that Nizami Ganjavi is a major figure in Azeri history.  more »

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