Baki Sahari Things to Do

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Baki Sahari Things to Do

  • Maiden Tower

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    Baku Things to Do

    The Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi) is said to be finished in the 12th century, although some sources state the 5th century as the start of its construction. The cylindrical shaped tower was erected as part of the fortification system of Baku's old town (Icheri Sheher). The height of the Maiden Tower is approximately 29,5 metres and it has a diameter of...

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  • Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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    Baku Things to Do

    The Shirvan-Shah's Palace ensemble (15-16th century) was built when the Shah's capital was moved from Shemakha to Baku. This was the most prominent architectural complex in the medieval city. Some of the builings in the complex far surpass the palace in splendour. Despite having built in different periods without a single plan the several...

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  • Nizami Museum of Literature

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baku Things to Do

    The Nizami museum of Azeri Literature was originally built as an hotel. It façade is decorated with dark blue and turquoise majolica. Inside the ogival arches are statues of outstanding Azeri writers of several periods: Fisuli, Vaghif, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Natavan, Djalil Mamedkulizade, Djafar Djabarly. Its 23 rooms contain over 3000 exhibits:...

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  • Parliament

    Baku Things to Do

    Baku's Government House was built between 1936 and 1952 with the help of German prisoners of war. It was designed by the Soviet architect Lev Rudnev and Vladimir Munts, who constructed many buildings in Stalinist architecture. The Government Hosue also shows influences of Baroque and Oriental styles. At first the Government House was named House...

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  • Icari Sahar

    Baku Things to Do

    Most of the walls surrounding the old town survive, as they were strengthened after the Russian conquest in 1806. Much of the area enclosed by these walls is closed to vehicles, with some exceptions of course - some foreign oil companies have installed offices inside.

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  • Academy of Sciences

    Baku Things to Do

    Originally built by local millionaire Nagiev as a tribute to his dead son and to house the Ismailia Moslem charitable society it later was later ceded to the Academy of Sciences to house its Presidium. The architecture is mock italian Gothic by Polish architect Joseph Ploshko, imitating the Contarini palace in Venice. Behind it you can find the...

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