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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  • It was our last day and we had about half an hour to waste and thought we would look at this place and we should have allowed ourselves at least 2 hours. If you want to know about Azerbaijani history ...  more »
  • One pays a small obulus and is elegantly guided through the building by the knowledgeable guide. A lot of interesting facts about the local writers who are not so well known in Germany are well explained, as well as the architecture of the building. Located on the edge of the old town. Just really good.
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  • Located near the Fountain Square, near the gate to the old town. Building with interesting architecture, on the façade of the building sculptures of local poets and their portraits. Up leads the staircase leading to the monument Nizami with cascade of fountains, but in winter the fountain does not work.
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  • Super place. If you want to understand the culture of Azerbaijan, this place is a good choice.
  • Nice food across fountain square
  • Worthvisiting! The guide speaks english great!
  • Nicr place walking distance to the square
  • 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
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