Maiden Tower

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

Maiden Tower
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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How to get there
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 6 min walk
  • İçəri Şəhər • 7 min walk
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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 May 23, 2020
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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 December 31, 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 February 23, 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 March 3, 2020
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M Noman
Doha, Qatar158 contributions
Dec 2019
A place not to miss if you are in Baku.

Tells so much about the history and artifacts.

Once you buy the ticket and enter the tower, it had different floors with stairs showing the history and modern technology recreating the past.

Very educational and a good peak into the past for all ages.

A must visit.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hussein B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,049 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Such a beautiful place, mix between history and modern life, walk around take nice pics , opposite side you can see the sea shore amazing beautiful open view
Written January 12, 2019
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ucamir
Tehran, Iran20 contributions
Jan 2019
you can go to icheri shahr (old City) and see this Maiden Tower. it calls Giz Galessi too.
there are many boggy electrical cars to ride on and many shops to buy souvenir.
Written December 22, 2019
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Farahnaz A. M
Karachi, Pakistan142 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Maiden Tower is in the Old Town area. We didn’t go inside the tower but walked and shopped around in Old Town. Nice souvenir shops and some snack/coffee shops in old town. A must visit for all tourists visiting Baku.
Written October 18, 2019
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idithee
Omer, Israel94 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
It is easily reached from within the old city or from the boulevard.Comes with different legends as to why it is called the tower of the virgin
Written July 17, 2019
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shentim0110
Bali, Indonesia61 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I spent a good 3 hrs in the old city started off with the Maiden Tower. Spent 10 manat on the Audio guide and walk through every point of interest. A well preserved and restored historical site in the middle of the city. A computer glitch that prevented me to pay for the entrance ticket to an open museum across st. Bartholomew ruin. But the walked around was worth the knowledge and every junction is well marked. Art shops, inns, restaurants , offices and even an Italian Embassy are within this great place. Loved it.
Written November 7, 2017
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