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Nizami Museum of Literature, Baku

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Appreciate great written works of the Azeri culture at Nizami Museum of Literature, a lovely three-story building housing over 3,000 manuscripts, rare books, illustrations and miniatures arranged across 40 halls in downtown Baku. Opened in 1939, the museum features an elegant façade with six pointed arches above six sculptures of poets and writers. Each major poet has a hall inside the museum, displaying memories, sculptures, portraits, and other regalia. Outside the museum, a well-kept garden with terraced pools and fountains provides a nice place to rest from the city’s bustle. Named after a 12th-century Persian Sunni poet, Nizami Ganjavi, the museum also has a book shop where you can buy souvenirs. To visit Nizami Museum of Literature on your holiday in Baku, and find out what else Baku has to offer, use our Baku itinerary builder.
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  • Here is only very nice building especially in night but you don`t gain enough data about nizami gangavi because he is a iranian poet and the most data about him in iran.but i highly recommed to visit ...  more »
  • We spent an hour there with a guide speaking our own language!, Farsi, and it made our visit even more pleasant. A must go place if you want to get to know the culture.  more »
  • Beautiful building. Sadly the charge of Manat 10 (USD 8) makes it a little expensive to see the building alone. Need an interest in Azeri literature to enjoy it.  more »
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  • Very nice Islamic art & literature
  • Based on my conversation with local people, it's more in literature of locals, Anyway outside is beautiful.
  • Nice building, full of nice status
  • Formerly hotel Metropol owned by armenian wealthy family.
  • good place

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