Symbol of Baku
Qız Qalası | Maiden Tower16
Why locals love it
Maiden Tower is a symbol of Baku. This is a unique 8-floor structure with majestic 4-5 meter thick walls built on a rocky promontory overlooking the Caspian Sea. Maiden Tower has been included into UNESCO’s World Heritage List. There is an amazing view to the city and the Caspian Sea from the top of the Tower.
Why you should visit it
Only by visiting Maiden Tower you can be sure that you have been in Baku. It operates as museum as well. The tower’s unusual shape which is unique in the East testifies to the archaic nature of the building. Some researchers suggest that the tower used to be a chapel for fire-worshipers and refer its construction to the VIII-VII centuries BC.
Ticket prices for children is 20 qapik, students 5 manat, adults 10 manat and guide services 20 AZN. Be ready to climb up to the roof by the stairs.