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Maiden Tower, Baku

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World heritage site · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
Part of the UNESCO-listed Baku Old City, Maiden Tower remains one of the nation's most distinctive emblems. Built on a solid rock foundation in the 12th century, the majestic 29.5 m (96 ft) tower seamlessly blends Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman architectural influences. Its massive foundations plunge 15 m (49.2 ft) below ground and may date back as far as the 4th century CE. Explore the mysterious eight-story structure, which houses a water well, an observation deck at the top, and a museum containing many relics and stories of the city's evolution throughout history. The tower also contains shops and cafes. Take a look at our Baku tour app to schedule your visit to Maiden Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Definitely one of the unmissable places with Baku, with a mysterious history and great views to the city.
  • Beautiful place to visit, be aware of tour guides, they will try to sell you packages for gabala there. Focus on maidan tower it's history. It's wow place
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