Maiden Tower Facts
The Maiden Tower (Qız Qalası) in the Old
City of Baku was built in the 12th century on the Caspian Sea. Since 2000, the
Maiden Tower of Baku is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
famous landmark is a national emblem represented on Azeri currency and official documents. A
staircase from the north side leads to the roof of the eight-story tower, which may have been
used as a lookout.
architecture of the tower is influenced by the Arabic, Ottoman and Persian architecture. At its
maximum capacity, the eight storeys of the tower could accommodate up to 200
name of the Maiden Tower may mean different things. Legend tells of a maiden
who jumped to her death from its top, and the tower’s name may also refer its unconquered
Visit Maiden Tower and the Museum
presently houses a museum and gift shop. At night during the Noruz festival, the brazier on the
tower is lighted.
Entrance to the tower costs around $2.5 USD and it is open from Mon-Sat
between 11:00 AM to 19:00 PM. Once up in the tower one can have a 360 degree view of the city
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