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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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  • The place is considered as the heart of Baku. Facsinating and mysterious. On the top you can see the skyline. 
  • We really enjoyed our visit to the maiden tower. It offers some lovely views from the top. The interactive museum & exhibits over 7-8 floors provide useful background to the tower. 
  • Succumbed to the enthusiastic epithets local seems to be a taxi driver. He likened the tower with the Hermitage. Probably there is a coincidence, but only on entrance ticket value:) The Museum component-a dozen exhibits. Top view-no, after visiting alley of martyrs (it so happened that one day).
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  • Maidan tower, is one of many must see places when in Baku, it is part of the old town. as many other places in the old town you can enjoy the e-guide on your mobile phone by scanning the par-codes labeled on each of these places
  • Beautiful place, it is a majestic monument in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the region.
  • Qiz means girl in Azeri, it and Qalasi means castle. It's one beautiful tower in old town and if you are visiting Baku, you have to visit this one.
  • Nice historical place, great area to visit
  • Hündürlüyü 28 m, diametri birinci mərtəbədə 16,5 m-dir. Birinci mərtəbədə divarın qalınlığı 5 m-ə çatır. Qalanın daxili hissəsi 8 mərtəbəyə bölünür. Hər mərtəbə yоnma daşlarla tikilmiş, günbəz fоrmalı tavanla örtülmüşdür. Qala 1964-cü ildən muzey kimi fəaliyyət göstərməyə başlamış, 2000-ci ildə UNESCO-nun Ümumdünya irsi siyahısına salınmışdır.