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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  • October 4, 2017
    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 »
  • September 5, 2017
    The architectural taste of this beautiful building is more reminiscent of the Mittel Europe than the Caucasian world. The theory of statues reminiscent of the fathers of Azerbaijani literature is Gallery of knowing, knowledge and love for language and content. Nice!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Again, walked past, magnificent architecture, sculptures fascinate, in general very nicely, but the inside is not hooked.
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  • March 5, 2017
    Very nice Islamic art & literature
  • September 4, 2016
    Based on my conversation with local people, it's more in literature of locals, Anyway outside is beautiful.
  • November 11, 2016
    Nice building, full of nice status
  • February 17, 2016
    Formerly hotel Metropol owned by armenian wealthy family.
  • February 4, 2017
    good place

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