Maiden Tower

Maiden Tower, Baku: Hours, Address, Maiden Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

Maiden Tower
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Address
How to get there
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 6 min walk
  • İçəri Şəhər • 7 min walk
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mightypink6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates441 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
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.
Written 1 May 2022
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abdullahshareef
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
Feb 2022
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
Written 14 February 2022
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Mohamed E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates29 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Beautiful historical building. The building is more intestinal from the outside than the inside

Pros :

- Beautiful architecture
- history behind it

Cons :

- not so Interesting from the inside
Written 12 August 2021
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OxfordStrasser
Oxford128 contributions
Feb 2020
A must for lovers of Ali and Nino and not at all disappointing despite the incongruous setting surrounded by modern buildings. Like the Dom Luis Bridge in Porto, it is the instantly recognisable symbol of Baku and is beloved by the city's residents. Consequently busy at nearly any time but with lovely views of the old city and the new buildings only slightly marred by perspex (?) sheets to prevent accidents.

The exhibits are pretty interesting and the text is (generally) well done.

A must see in Baku.
Written 2 January 2021
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
Jan 2020
This is the most famous landmark of old Baku. With many stories regarding its history or name, the truth remains uncertain. But still we have the massive structure that beautifully lies at the footstep of old Baku, facing the shores of the Caspian sea.
No visit to Baku is counted without admiring this place and if you have some extra time, why not visit it from the inside!
Written 31 December 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,767 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
This is the most Iconic structure in the old City and not to be missed. You can climb up to this 12th century tower for a fee. Didn't do it as weather was too hot.
Written 5 June 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Sep 2019
The 12th century's "Maiden Tower" is absolutely a symbol of Baku and of its "Old Town"! As its real origin and initial purposes are totally uncertain, legends and mysteries surround the monument. Since Zoroastrianism was practiced in ancient Azerbaijan, some believe it may have been a "Fire Temple" (as the "Ategash Fire Temple" near Baku) or a "Tower of Silence" (for sky burials, as seen in Yazd, Iran and Mumbai, India). Legends of true loves, of impossible loves or even incestuous loves and so on are told about this beautiful monument. Today, "Maiden Tower" houses a museum, telling Baku's history at every one of its floors. Climb its spiral staircases, visit the museum and reach the terrace, where awesome views of Baku and the Caspian Sea await you. No wonder, together with the "Palace of the Shirvanshahs", "Maiden Tower" was appointed by Unesco, in 2000, as a "World Heritage Site". Unmissable! Enjoy!
Written 23 May 2020
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Gulzucker
Dubai, United Arab Emirates712 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
One of the beautiful places of Old city Baku is Maiden Tower. From top of the tower you will see panoramic view of the city. Be ready to take steps up to see that beauty. Entrance fee is 10 manat for foreigners. There are lots of interesting things around the tower, don't miss it.
Written 3 March 2020
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Nikhil P
Mumbai, India1,327 contributions
Feb 2020
Located in the old city, this is one of the famous tourist spots in Baku, they have a museum inside the tower where at each level , where one can have a look at the historical relics and artefacts related with Azerbaijan. The top of the tower gives you a magnificent view of the city of Baku.
Written 27 February 2020
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK1,980 contributions
Sep 2019
A must see in the centre of Baku's Old City. It's fairly easy to find whether you wander down here from the Old City, or walk in from the modern waterfront boulevard.

There are still debates about what the original reason for the construction of the tower was, but on visiting it, you can get a ticket from the kiosk opposite, then head in and up the steps. There are several floors with exhibits before you reach the top, which has great panoramic views of the city.
Written 23 February 2020
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