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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. Plan your Maiden Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Baku using our Baku vacation planner.
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  • Maiden tower is a singularity place and when you go there,you learn more and more about history of baku.on 8 level many data explicate about the history of maiden history.if you can upwell stairway,th...  more »
  • One of Baku's major landmarks, 10 Manats the ticket, lots of stairs but it was worth it. There are 8 floors and lots of info on each one, but sadly the exact date of construction and function is unkno...  more »
  • Maiden tower at the bottom of old town is well worth the visit just about the wright information you need to explain the history. View from the top is worth the climb but hard work for young children ...  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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