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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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  • The Museum is located near the old city, city of walls, miniature library on one side and the other side is the street art and also known as the walk.  more »
  • This attraction is located next to fountain square, facing Nizami Statue, which is walking distance from the gate of Baku Old city.  more »
  • Nizami Museum of Literature is beautiful place to visit, located in the begining of Nixami street and in front of a park where you can see Nixami statue. I prefer to see just outside cause it mostly i...  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