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Maiden Tower, Baku

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World heritage site · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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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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  • It was good to see this and even better to climb the stairs to the top for the view. There explanatory panels on each floor as you go up - read them for a rest on the way! See if you can find the... 
    It was good to see this and even better to climb the stairs to the top for the view. There explanatory panels on each floor as you go up - read them for a rest on the way! See if you can find the...  more »
  • it's the feature old thing of the city. def worth the climb to the top to get views across the old part of the city 
    it's the feature old thing of the city. def worth the climb to the top to get views across the old part of the city  more »
  • The climb to the top on a 30+ degree day was not appealing, but it's in sections and while stuffy you do have a nice breeze at times and the view at top is rewarding. 
    The climb to the top on a 30+ degree day was not appealing, but it's in sections and while stuffy you do have a nice breeze at times and the view at top is rewarding.  more »
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  • Historical tower. Nice place to visit. However to go inside the cost of ticket is 15 manat per person for 6+ age. Inside you have to really climb up to the tower with really short ceiling. If you have good height or you have problem climbing the stairs I would recommend to avoid it.
  • Best thing about Baku is they are doing their best to preserve their history and culture. Maiden tower is maintained well and good place in old city.
  • Entrance fee is 15 Manat, 6 if you’re a student. Consists of 8 floors, each floor has its own story. Beautiful from the inside and the view is incredible. It’s located in the old souq, so very accessible and surrounded by a bunch of stores and restaurants.
  • First time I went inside an old watch tower, a good experience, there is nothing much in here which would justify 15 azn ticket. Difficult stairs, watch your head. View from the top is good.
  • It was a new experience like Europe and places we have visited wonderful and people over here really so amazed very helpful and too friendly

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