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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  • Twice was in Baku and twice couldn't pass up this little Museum in the old town. People of my generation will be a pleasure to plunge into atmosphere of childhood, remembering old books and once again wonder miracle human genius. Well as you can make them so young?! Go you will not regret. By the way there are the complete works of Dickens I think 19 century on two Palms will fit. Arab miniatures, Yes. And the keeper, which if you ask will tell you a lot of interesting things.
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  • OK, this is far up on the list of the curiosity and therefore the assessment; You can see that not all days.
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  • Free Museum. The hostess herself receives visitors. As many books from all over the world. Mesmerizing. Especially children's books of the Soviet era.
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  • This is a different museum. I am not sure I have ever seen a miniature book before so this was overwhelming. It is located in old city and free in so it's worth going on and taking a look. It's not too big so it will not take more than 10-15 minutes. The lady who runs it has decent English so you can have a mini tour.
  • Good Advice: you will feel yourself in another small world...
  • Nice, free museum. The selection can offer a fun insight into the local history. Lots of Pushkin. Lots of Pushkin.
  • Highly Recommended Place. A museum of its own kind and it will not take more 20 mins to see whole place.
  • Very highly recommended to see place. The only one in the world miniature book museum.
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