Miniature Books, Baku

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See the charming collection of Miniature Books, a museum that displays thousands of tiny books from different parts of the world. Open since 2002, the museum was established by Zarifa Salahova, who had collected miniature publications for years. Admire a large variety of miniscule books divided into a range of themes, from Soviet and Azerbaijani classics to international masterpieces. All of them are readable, although you might need a magnifying glass for the especially small specimens. Highlights of the museum include a 13th-century edition, as well as astoundingly small works that measure just 2 mm (0.08 in) in length and width. Using our international travel planner, Baku attractions like Miniature Books can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Book readers and Yes and all those lovers of extraordinary museums here. The Museum is situated in the old town, where necessarily passes every tourist who visited Baku. So, find it's fairly easy.
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  • September 27, 2017
    In the heart of the old town has a small Museum of miniature books. Entrance is free of charge. You can take pictures. Representative ladies with good Russian willing to answer all your questions and will tell a lot about the exposure. Books are very different in size, content, year and country of manufacture. There is also a Bible and tales and works of famous authors. There are frayed and new gift Edition. Go, see and be surprised!
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  • September 19, 2017
    free entrance, works with 11-00 and do not check the schedule every day, next to the Palace of the Shirvanshahs.
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  • March 22, 2017
    Highly Recommended Place. A museum of its own kind and it will not take more 20 mins to see whole place.
  • January 29, 2017
    Very highly recommended to see place. The only one in the world miniature book museum.
  • January 10, 2017
    One of the unique kind of museums (if not the only kind of). It has various literature books
  • September 12, 2016
    Unique museum in the world. Every tourist I brought here enjoyed it.
  • August 18, 2016
    A hidden gem in baku old town. A very unusual museum.

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