Nizami Museum of Literature, Baku

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#7 of 22 in Museums in Baku
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 trip to Baku, use our Baku trip itinerary builder .
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  • I admit I only walked past this from outside and was thoroughly impressed with the standard of the building. It is literally metres from the gates of the Old City and the many statues of literature pe...  more »
  • The park opposite this museum is so tranqual and has the most beautiful flowers and another huge statue.  more »
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  • Super place. If you want to understand the culture of Azerbaijan, this place is a good choice.
  • Nice food across fountain square
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