Appreciate great written works of the Azeri culture at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, a lovely three-story building housing over 3,000 manuscripts, rare books, illustrations and miniatures arranged across 40 halls in downtown Baku. Opened in 1939, the museum features an elegant façade with six pointed arches above six sculptures of poets and writers. Each major poet has a hall inside the museum, displaying memories, sculptures, portraits, and other regalia. Outside the museum, a well-kept garden with terraced pools and fountains provides a nice place to rest from the city’s bustle. Named after a 12th-century Persian Sunni poet, Nizami Ganjavi, the museum also has a book shop where you can buy souvenirs. To visit National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature on your trip to Baku, use our Baku trip itinerary builder.
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After finishing our old city tour, we reached this museum. Being Monday, it was closed and so I had to visit this museum from outside only. There are beautiful sculptures and photographs outside the..... more »
We visited the literature museum one afternoon. The staff seemed a little shell shocked that we went in but the visit was well worth taking your shoes off for the tour. The young guide was very well.... more »
One of the must visit place if you have interest in history. It is advisable to take a guide for better experience. The guides are very knowledgeable.
Even with just a slight interest for literature and poetry, this museum is a must if you visit Baku. The guide manages to paint a good picture of the history of the country from a literary perspective. That combined with the historic building the museum occupies, is well worth the several hours spent.
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