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 trip to Baku, use our Baku trip itinerary builder .
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  • This is a rather underwhelming museum, and its best feature is undoubtedly its exterior, complimented by six white figures. This is a great photo-op, but skip the museum itself.  more »
  • We ran into this place late afternoon and it was closed.Better to visit at night because of lighting.  more »
  • For me it was very interesting seeing the exterior of the building very well decorated and with a lot of statues of Azeri writers. As I was not interesting in the Azeri literature itself I just saw th...  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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