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Maiden Tower

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Maiden Tower

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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore10,514 contributions510 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review May 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,055 contributions1,357 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gulzucker wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates711 contributions58 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nikhil P wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India1,328 contributions155 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TheLush101 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom1,982 contributions223 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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