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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  • Very nice building. I didn't go in but outside of the beautiful town of szerinrem in the city centre next to the boundary wall directly opposite the statue of Turan being. Unfortunately I fell when I was making the picture does not return completely.
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  • The building is gorgeous. Each sculpture is in a blue Lodge of great refinement. A building of rare elegance.
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  • The building was built in the mid-19th century as a caravanserai, in the early 20 century, finished second and became the Metropole Hotel. In 30 years, has already been built in the Soviet period, has two floors, added statues and beautiful items, and then became a Museum
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  • A great tribute to Great PERSIAN poet & writer I do believe he never wrote a single line or verse in Turkish and as a teacher of history my sources of information which are global and very credible, tell me that Nizami was in fact Persian and only wrote in Persian I asked a guide about this and I do believe he swore at me in his language
  • Honoring the great poets of the land.
  • Beautiful exterior. We entered through the wrong door initially, were then redirected. After walking through a metal detector manned by a guard preoccupied with his phone, the coat check stopped us, as that is where we were to buy our tickets. I asked for our tickets in Russian, they had told us they cost 7 monat each. After handing over a 20 note, they asked for our nationality. We had told them we are American, at which point they had upcharged us 10 monat each. After unhappily agreeing to the price, they had asked us to cover our shoes with plastic booties, surrender our hand bags, as well as given instructions on our mobile phone usage. I became annoyed by the upsale then being ordered around on petty matters before seeing anything, so I asked for a refund, to which they obliged. I had heard wonderful things about Azeri literature and hoped to learn more at this museum. Nothing more than a curiosity for my education. Unfortunately, I was greeted with an upcharge and a string of commands at the door.
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  • Based on my conversation with local people, it's more in literature of locals, Anyway outside is beautiful.

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