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Maiden Tower, Baku

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Part of the World Heritage-listed ancient walled city, Maiden Tower remains one of 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 into one. 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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  • We with the wife of the Bakicy themselves. And all childhood around this tower. Us from childhood that vtemjashivali maiden's Tower is a military fortification, but as it turns out is an ancient Observatory and a religious shrine fire fans. This is evidenced by the numerous facts. Definitely worth the climb to the observation deck, there are lovely views over Baku and the Bay, you can make beautiful photo. Around rasskinulos a lot of souvenir shops and kafjeshek. You can get either a subway from the station of Icheri sheher (old Baksovet) 10 minutes walk or taxi ride straight to the tower.
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  • Breath of olden times. Being inside and cute in the atmosphere of the time, rising to the top, you see a beautiful city and the big blue sea. Beauty
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  • Nice looking old building, I really enjoyed visiting that. Good descriptions available around. You get interested in if you are a fan of history and legends.  more »

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Baku's emphasis on architectural diversity--and its fondness for constructions that put all previous buildings to shame--has yielded a range of accommodations. Look no further than the waterfront high-rises for contemporary luxury, or take a peek at the more storied surrounding boulevards for 19th-century class, with grand hotels and stylish boutiques set in Baroque and neoclassical buildings. A smattering of budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses lies throughout the city, particularly on side streets close to the main attractions and train stations.
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