Maiden Tower
Maiden Tower
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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How to get there
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 6 min walk
  • İçəri Şəhər • 7 min walk
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  • David S
    Banbury, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intriguing start to a wander around the fascinating old town of Baku
    The tower itself is intriguing and well worth a visit, for the views from the top and for the introduction to Baku’s complex history as you climb through the different levels. But it’s also the perfect way to start a wander around the old town, best done slowly because there are photo opportunities at every turn. Some of these involve the contrast between old and new, especially with the modern Flame Towers in the background. So start at Maiden’s Tower and roam for several hours - fascinating.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 November 2023
  • ChrisThomasTravels
    Manama, Bahrain728 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best viewed from below
    Best viewed from below! The top is shielded by a plexiglass wall that doesn't afford the best viewing opportunities. The tower is iconic in Baku's history and is worth a walk around if you are a history buff. Most walking tours stop by here, to chat about how no one is certain how this tower was named!
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tower made without mortar
    The Maiden Tower was constructed without any form of glue or motor to hold it together. It it is a tower built during 12th century and is still holding strong even today in the 21st century. The tower is on the UNESCO Heritage sites list and it was built as part of the Fortress in the city of Baku. The entry fee is 15 manats which is three times the price they charge for a local. It Is Well with the price to get to the 7th floor. From the end of view of the city is breathtaking. It is a definite must visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 June 2024
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Gulzucker
Dubai, United Arab Emirates703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
One of the beautiful places of Old city Baku is Maiden Tower. From top of the tower you will see panoramic view of the city. Be ready to take steps up to see that beauty. Entrance fee is 10 manat for foreigners. There are lots of interesting things around the tower, don't miss it.
Written 3 March 2020
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Maiden Tower was constructed without any form of glue or motor to hold it together. It it is a tower built during 12th century and is still holding strong even today in the 21st century. The tower is on the UNESCO Heritage sites list and it was built as part of the Fortress in the city of Baku. The entry fee is 15 manats which is three times the price they charge for a local. It Is Well with the price to get to the 7th floor. From the end of view of the city is breathtaking. It is a definite must visit.
Written 22 June 2024
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Mohamed Sami
Alexandria, Egypt1,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is the most famous landmark of old Baku. With many stories regarding its history or name, the truth remains uncertain. But still we have the massive structure that beautifully lies at the footstep of old Baku, facing the shores of the Caspian sea.
No visit to Baku is counted without admiring this place and if you have some extra time, why not visit it from the inside!
Written 31 December 2020
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Mmmm.... Maiden Tower is in all the guide books as one of Baku's must do's, but I was somewhat non-plussed. Sure, the views are good, but there are multiple opportunities for much better views across the city, including at the nearby restaurant/teahouse, Cay Bagi 145. It's a slog up 8 floors of windy, precarious steps, which require you to stoop so not to hit your head, & the downward traffic uses the same skinny stairway. When you reach the top, a perspex shield lines the tower, so your photos are taken through it. The ticket booth is adjacent - 4AZN for locals, 15 AZN for foreigners.
Written 30 September 2023
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK2,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great views from the top of the tower. As you climb the tower there was information on most levels so the climb up was staggered. Information was ok although not particularly interesting. Worth visiting for views from the top and of course photos of it from the ground.
Written 16 May 2023
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David S
Banbury, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The tower itself is intriguing and well worth a visit, for the views from the top and for the introduction to Baku’s complex history as you climb through the different levels. But it’s also the perfect way to start a wander around the old town, best done slowly because there are photo opportunities at every turn. Some of these involve the contrast between old and new, especially with the modern Flame Towers in the background. So start at Maiden’s Tower and roam for several hours - fascinating.
Written 24 November 2023
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ChrisThomasTravels
Manama, Bahrain728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Best viewed from below! The top is shielded by a plexiglass wall that doesn't afford the best viewing opportunities. The tower is iconic in Baku's history and is worth a walk around if you are a history buff. Most walking tours stop by here, to chat about how no one is certain how this tower was named!
Written 30 November 2023
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arzanstudio
Mumbai, India350 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Impressive structure from the outside. Also very well lit at night, and forms an important part of the Baku skyline.
You need a ticket to go inside, where every floor has got written matter and some memorabilia from the past. I was expecting to see more inside, but it’s ok. The view from top is average, and you can get the same from other tall structures around. So if you’ve seen it from outside, that’s good enough according to me.
Written 7 July 2024
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WillowsInOz
Singapore, Singapore492 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Apart from the view at the top (which you can get from other parts of the city to be honest), I wasn't blown away.
There are some small exhibits on the three floors, but that's about it.
If you struggle with stairs, this isn't for you.
15 Manat compared to museums which are 5.
Written 30 September 2023
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M Noman
Doha, Qatar162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A place not to miss if you are in Baku.

Tells so much about the history and artifacts.

Once you buy the ticket and enter the tower, it had different floors with stairs showing the history and modern technology recreating the past.

Very educational and a good peak into the past for all ages.

A must visit.
Written 2 January 2020
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